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News Release
 
02/28/08
Peru State’s Trails and Tales Program Has Openings Still Available

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College’s (PSC) popular Trails and Tales program, which features a week of on-campus study and a six-and-a-half-day tour exploring historic and current sites that illustrate the lives of Plains Indians, still has seats available in the classroom and on the tour bus. Funds are available to offset participants’ costs.

 

Titled “Conflict, Compromise, and an Uneasy Coexistence on the Contested Plains,” this year’s Trails and Tales focuses on Plains Indians during the last half of the 19th century. The classroom experience will feature a study of the history and related literature of this era, as well as numerous presentations by Plains Indian speakers and storytellers. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 16-20, for the on-campus institute.

 

The tour portion of the program will run the following week, June 22-28. It will include stops in Nebraska and South Dakota, as well as one stop each in Wyoming and north central Kansas.

 

Stipends of at least $300 per attendee are available through funding from the Nebraska Humanities Council to offset the total tour cost for Nebraska teachers (elementary through secondary) who participate in the program. Participants may earn either six or three hours of graduate or undergraduate credit, depending upon whether they take one or both courses available through the program.

 

Those interested in participating in this unique cultural and historical experience should contact either Dr. Dan Holtz at 402-872-2267 or dholtz@oakmail.peru.edu, or Dr. Sara Crook at 402-872-2279 or scrook@oakmail.peru.edu for more information.