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A History of Colonialism in the Pacific

with Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser

Class Description

Seattle's history is a history of colonialism. Colonialism is what built Seattle. Colonialism is a great lens for thinking about the history of Seattle and the PNW, and the history of Seattle is a great case study for understanding colonialism. This class looks at how the settlement, growth, and history of the Puget Sound area embodied colonialism, and explains how colonialism determined our region's history. We'll learn by looking at early Seattle photos, diary entries from missionaries and Oregon trail settlers, paintings by local artists, posters hyping northwest rail tourism, testimony from native children at residential schools, and more. The last session of the class will be a panel discussion with indigenous activists on decolonization in today's Seattle. Jerry is back again with enthusiasm this summer. He's taught classes at LLC for 8 summers, and he teaches history, geography and government year-round at Garfield High School. Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30, *Class meets for 6 sessions: 7/8, 7/10, 7/15, 7/17, 7/22 & 7/24. No class 7/29 & 7/31 In Person: Youth Room Class Limit: 50

  • Starts Jul 8
  • 20 US dollars
  • In-Person

Available spots

Class Schedule

Cancellation Policy

Class fees will be refunded 100% if an instructor cancels class or a student drops before the first class.

Contact Details


3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, USA

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