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SCC to Offer Online Summer on Native American History


Surry Community College will be offering an online summer history course entitled Native American History. The course will run May 20 through July 17.

The course will cover Native American History from pre-European contact through the modern period and will have a particular focus on the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Social Sciences Division Chair Dr. Cory Stewart notes, “This class will do a lot with the 20th century, especially with the 1960s and 1970s, and then bringing it in to the modern period. Many people don’t think about modern aspects impacting Native Americans, and this class will cover that. We will also discuss the impact Native Americans had during World War II.”

Stewart also notes that one of the American soldiers in the famous image of the U.S. flag being raised at Iwo Jima was Ira Hayes, a Native American from Arizona. “This is such an iconic image, and many people don’t realize that a Native American was there.”

Native American History, or HIS 227, will be offered online with three credit hours given as a curricular course, and it will also count for elective credit for students. No textbook is required.

If you’d like to learn more, contact Stewart at or (336) 386-3517.

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