America without Indians: An Imaginary Journey
Too often, whether it is in movies, novels, or even history books, when it comes to American history, Indians are viewed merely as interesting sideshows or as menacing nuisances, which must be pushed aside for the nation to achieve its destiny. In reality, American Indians were integral to the development of the United States, its institutions, and its history. This compelling program Dr. David Lavere asks audience members to imagine that the Western Hemisphere truly was a virgin land, devoid of Indian peoples and then starts on a journey of how the nation may have developed had there been no Indians in this hemisphere. Audience members come away with an understanding of just how truly important and essential Indians were to the development of the United States.