Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 1 p.m. | King Hall 110
In school, we learn BS about Native Americans from BC (Before Columbus) down to now. Loewen will start with how and when Native people got here, discuss what we get wrong about Columbus and other explorers, and then strap on the “$24 myth,” about how the Dutch got Manhattan. He will conclude with the word “syncretism,” the key to moving forward.
Dr. James W. Loewen is an acclaimed historian and best-selling author whose mission is to overturn myths and misinformation that too often pass for U.S. history. An educator who attended Carleton College, Loewen holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University, and taught race relations for twenty years at the University of Vermont. Prior to that, he taught at Mississippi’s Tougaloo College, a historically Black College. He is also a regular contributor to the History Channel’s History magazine.
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