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Manifest Destiny And The Relocation Of Native American Indians Topic Of American West Program At Colorado State University

Monday, July 13, 1998

FORT COLLINS--The American West Program presents "Manifest Destiny and Indian Removal," a talk and slide show 7:30 p.m. July 14 in Room C146 Plant Science Building at Colorado State University.

Valerie Sherer Mathes, professor in the department of social science at City College of San Francisco, will discuss the removal of America's Indians to remote western lands under the policies of Manifest Destiny. Mathes will concentrate on the removal policies of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, and discuss removal in general with detailed examples of the Cherokee tragedy.

Mathes, whose specialties include United States survey courses, history of the American Indians, the American West and California history, received her master's degree in history in 1965 from the University of New Mexico and her doctoral degree in history in 1988 from Arizona State University. She has been a faculty member at City College of San Francisco since 1967.

Mathes joins a series of speakers visiting campus this summer to explore Western expansion under the program's theme, "Manifest Destiny and the West to 1850." All programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room C146 Plant Science Building and are free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the American West Program, the summer exhibit of the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center is featuring the artwork of William Henry Jackson.

The remaining three events in the series are listed below.

* July 14 - "Manifest Destiny and Indian Removals," Valerie Sherer Mathes, professor in the department of social science at City College of San Francisco. * July 21 - "Los Capitalistas: New Mexican Merchants and the Santa Fe Trade," Susan Calafate Boyle, independent historian from Fort Collins. * July 28 - "The Western Hero and Manifest Destiny - Boone, Crockett and Carson," Paul Hutton, history professor at the University of New Mexico.

For more information on the American West Program, call Harry Rosenberg in the history department at 491-5230.

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