SIUE Professor Emerita, Rowena McClinton discusses contrasting world views as they existed when newcomers (Europeans) settled among Natives on Native lands. Topics include Native lands, family organization, and women’s role as power brokers. The Native perspectives of places shamans may travel in a shamanic journey, described as the “Upper World,” This World (the “Middle World”), and the “Lower World,” the four cardinal directions, the Natives’ use of shamans, and ceremonies such as the Green Corn Festival. Rowena holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, an MA from Carolina University, and an AB from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research focus and interests are in Native American history and United States history, of which topics she has taught numerous classes.