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New RCC course will cover American West Indian Wars

 Posted: 12:10 PM June 27, 2014

A new course to be offered in the fall at Rogue Community College will cover wars between the U.S. government and five Native American tribes between 1850 and 1890.

The first-time course, "Indian Wars of the American West: 1850-1890" — HST199 — will be a four-credit transfer course that is part of RCC's Social Science Department. It will be scheduled from 2 to 3:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Highway, in Grants Pass.

The class will cover conflicts between the U.S. government and the Apaches, Lakota Sioux and Nez Perce tribes, along with the Confederated Tribes of the Rogue River Indians, and the Modoc Tribes, the latter two both regional entities.

Mark Anderson, a University of Colorado, Boulder doctoral candidate, will teach the class. He will lecture about events leading up to the conflicts, leaders on both sides, specific battles and short- and long-term impacts.

For more information, contact the RCC Social Science Department at 541-956-7066.

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