#3023 Native Americans

05/31/2023 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM MT


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Wednesday, May 31, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

#3023 Native Americans

Instructor:  Tom Menza

The history of Native Americans is fascinating!  Humans have lived on Earth for six million years. Modern humans that we could recognize today can claim 200,000 years of existence. Humans that evolved out of Africa migrated on foot to the rest of the world. Modern civilization, meaning communities that we know from written histories and archeological evidence, go back 10,000 years.


Over the centuries, humans slowly migrated into the Americas. They traveled in extended family groups of up to a couple hundred people that we called tribes. The tribes were here before the Europeans when they met them at the port. Hollywood wrongly portrayed these people as only hostile and warmongering.   Over the years, they served our country in many ways  This includes the code talkers of WWII who transmitted secret messages for the Army in combat zones in the Navajo language that the enemy could not understand.   Let’s explore the history of Native Americans.


Tom Menza, JD in Law from Denver University, MA from University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is a local attorney and former course director and assistant professor of World History and Modern Asia at the United States Air Force Academy.

$25 PILLAR Members / $40 Nonmembers