Beginning with the first nomadic hunters of the Ice Age, this class will explore how sophisticated the indigenous cultures were.

We will discuss the political skills they used to adapt to colonialism. We will conclude with the diplomatic initiative of the Cherokee people that enabled them to hold on to a portion of their native homeland until the 1830s.

Dr. Carole Bucy is professor of history at Volunteer State Community College and holds degrees in history from Baylor University, George Peabody College, and Vanderbilt University. She is the Davidson County Historian, an honorary position. As a longtime advocate for local and state history, she regularly conducts educator workshops on the incorporation of Tennessee history into existing US history courses and is a frequent speaker across the state on a variety of historical subjects. She is the author of the textbook used in 4th and 5th Social Studies classes in several school districts across the state and she is currently working on a Tennessee history textbook for college students. She is a much sought-after speaker across the state on subjects related to Tennessee history and women’s history.


February 2, 2021


5:30 pm CT

6:30 pm ET