Nebraska Before Statehood: Part II

Dates: July 22, 2021

Meets: Th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Zoom Online

Registration Fee: $29.00

This course will continue right were we left off in Nebraska Before Statehood. Nebraska, "the land of flat water" has a long history that stretches back thousands of years before this land was explored by Lewis and Clark in 1804 and formally incorporated into a U.S. Territory in 1854. Join us as we explore the story before statehood, a story of various Native American cultures, epidemics and empire-building, conflict and cultural exchange. This course will offer historical context behind the Lewis and Clark Expedition and describe the formative Fur Trade Era of the early 19th century. Along the way we will discuss fascinating characters such as Omaha chiefs Blackbird and Big Elk, fur trader Manuel Lisa, the Creole Fontenelle family, the Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, Mormon leader Brigham Young and many of the “founding fathers” of Nebraska.


Students will utilize the Zoom conferencing application to complete this course. Zoom meeting invitations will be sent via email at least one day prior to the class start date. Students must provide a valid email address to receive the meeting invitation to enter the Zoom virtual classroom. To view/update your email address, visit and log on to your "Existing Account". After you log on, you will be taken to your "My Account" page. Once the page loads, click on "Profile." You can update your email address and any other information on your "Profile" page. If you make any changes to your information, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Update Account" to save your changes.
Fee: $29.00

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