Hamish Lutris on the American West: A Four Week Series

Acclaimed professor, Hamish Lutris will return to Noble Horizons on January 8 to teach a four-part series on the American West. This free class will meet on Tuesdays from 10-11:30am on January 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Learning Center.

Men to Match My Mountains: Mountain Men and the Opening of the West is the topic on January 8 and centers on the first people to explore the west, looking for freedom, space, and money.

In Gone to Texas: The Civil War and the West on January 15, Lutris explores the effects of the war on the West, including mapping it, conquering hostile native tribes, settling refugees and farmers, and developing technology to complete the conquest.  

Hell on Wheels: The Wild West focuses on the period between 1850s until the 1890s when the West was a dangerous place. Lutris will discuss three aspects of that danger: cattle, which drew cowboys and big business out west; Indians, who contested that expansion doggedly; and the railroad, which served to draw the nation together and subjugate Native Americans.  

His final class, Sodbusters and Colleges: The Winning of the West focuses on the immigration, technologies, and political actions that made possible the taming of the vast land that we call the West.

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Acclaimed professor, Hamish Lutris will return to Noble Horizons on January 8 to teach a four-part series on the American West. This free class will meet on Tuesdays from 10-11:30am on January 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Learning Center.

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