An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Community College Faculty

Faculty and staff from community colleges are invited to attend the workshop: Legacies and Landmarks of the Plains Native Americans. This workshop is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is part of the We the People series.

The workshop will be offered twice during the summer:
  • Workshop 1: June 17 to 22, 2012
  • Workshop 2: June 24 to 29, 2012

Location: Central Community College – Columbus, Nebraska

This in-depth study will feature three Native American tribes whose historic homeland is in the plains of Nebraska. Explore the journey of the Pawnee, Ponca, and Omaha tribes from the time immediately prior to Western expansion to the present. Three themes will be explored:

  • The culture of these three tribes immediately prior to Western expansion
  • Interventions by the U.S. government leading to dispossession, reservations, and Indian schools
  • Current tribal structure and preservation hopes for the future
The format will include:
  • historical site visits
  • presentations by scholarly researchers from Nebraska
  • reflections of accounts from contemporary tribal leaders

Participants will have the opportunity to prepare an interactive project which will include one or more topics from the workshop.

Questions or Inquiries: Contact Karin Rieger at 402-562-1222 or

Central Community College
Karin Rieger
4500 63 St.
Columbus, NE 68601

We hope you’ll apply to attend one of these workshops!