This course is offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.
There is much we can learn from
Native American cultures that can help us address some of the world's most
pressing problems. When European colonists arrived on these shores, they found
Native populations who had already been literally decimated by European
diseases. They also encountered sophisticated civilizations that they
misunderstood, or chose to ignore, often with disastrous consequences. In this course, we will examine the
cross-pollination of European and American cultures. European Enlightenment
thought was heavily influenced by misconceptions of Native American cultures.
This has contributed to our current crises of climate change, pandemics, and
Michael Forbes Wilcox holds an MA in Economics from Trinity College. He is
the Alford Town Moderator and a former member of the Massachusetts Special Commission
Relative to Autism.
Click here to support lifelong learning in the
OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College Partners in education with Williams College, Bard College at Simon's Rock and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 1350 West Street | Pittsfield, MA 01201 | 413.236.2190 | firstname.lastname@example.org