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Iowa History 101: American Indian Resistance to American Settler Colonialism in the Midwest

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Educational, Movies

Age Group:

Adults
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Join the Forest Avenue Library for a film presentation from the State Historical Society of Iowa. We'll be watching one Iowa History 101 film each third Tuesday from February until November. This month, Patrick J. Jung discusses how American Indians in the Midwest resisted the United States and its project of settler colonialism in the nineteenth century. Historians over the last three decades have increasingly come to understand that American Indians developed several strategies to retain their homelands and resist dispossession at the hands of the federal government, strategies that ranged from overt forms of resistance such as warfare to covert, anonymous methods.

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