2016-2017 CCA III: The American West

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Schedule of Events

All times listed are Eastern

Sunday, January 29
3:40 p.m.

"Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis and Its Critics"
Wilfred M. McClayUniversity of Oklahoma

Sunday, January 29
8:00 p.m.

"The American West: Myth and Reality"
Michael Wallis
Author, The Real Wild West: The 101 Ranch and the Creation of the American West

Monday, January 30
4:00 p.m.

"Painting the West: Remington and Russell"
Peter HassrickBuffalo Bill Center of the West

Monday, January 30
8:00 p.m.

"Western Music: A Performance"
Sourdough Slim
Last of the Vaudeville Cowboys

Tuesday, January 31
8:00 p.m.

"Custer and Sitting Bull: Parallel Lives"
Nathaniel Philbrick
Author, The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Bighorn

The American West

The history of the Old West, dating roughly from the beginning of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804 to the Wounded Knee massacre in 1890, was but the length of one long lifetime. The debate over how to understand America’s western expansion has already eclipsed it in time. This third CCA of the 2016-2017 academic year will consider both the history and the debate.

About Hillsdale College

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.

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