University of Pittsburgh OSHER Native American

University of Pittsburgh (PITT) Native AMerican History and COntemporary Culture H14186 Course offered

University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

contact: or (412) 624-7308

Mondays from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m.

Native American History and Contemporary Culture H14186

Gain a better understanding of the diversity of Native American Indian history and culture. This course will idenify native ethnic communities and traditions with an emphasis on Eastern woodlands. We will discuss commonalities and differences , deconstruct stereotypical images, analyze and discuss theories of prehistory, and discuss government policy and laws directly connected to native peoples. This course is taught by Native Americans who incorporate music, language, art, artifacts, and videos and rely on their own cultural experience and knowledge.

Lenora “Lee” Dingus, a Seneca and Earl Dingus, a Cherokee, are adjunct professors for the Community College of Allegheny County, where they teach Native American History and Anthropology