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Odyssey of Native Americans


Upper Arlington

Event Type(s): Education, Senior
Organization: City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center
Description: A Trail of Endless Tears: The Odyssey of Native Americans with Richard Bloom

The story of America has not only been stained with the stigmata of slavery, but also the travesty of manifest destiny and the lives it cost. Millions of Native Americans stood in the way of the white man’s march to sea from shining sea, but only until firepower, overwhelming numbers, disease and imprisonment cleared the way. Join us as we return to the beginnings and follow, in a three-part journey, the tearful odyssey of Native Americans who, inexplicably in the 21st century, remain clustered in concentration camps we call reservations - rife with poverty, alcoholism, and crime. Part 1 (Winter) presents a historical overview from the 1600s to now; Part 2 (Spring) presents critical Native American leaders and events that shaped their spirit and culture; and Part 3 (Summer) explores such across the-board issues as government policy, assimilation and geopolitical spheres and how all affected their destiny.

$5 day of per class, exact change please

551523 A: 2/8
Red Man Triumphant (1865 to 1890) - The Native Americans find victory along the Little Big Horn River and defeat amid the snow of Wounded Knee.

551524 A: 2/15
Do You Have a Reservation? (1890 – 1945) - Assimilation and confinement keep the Native American in his place, despite their heroics in two world wars.

551525 A: 2/22
By All Means (1945 – PRESENT) - Native American activist Russell Means returns to Wounded Knee in the 1970s flexing unified Indian muscle.
Address: 1945 Ridgeview Road
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
Contact Name: Senior Center Staff
Contact Phone: 614-583-5320
Contact Email:
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Date: Thursday, 2/15/2018
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM
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