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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2008

AMS 390 • Native Americans History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30139 T
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
GAR 2.124

Course Description

This course will explore the history of Indigenous peoples of North America from pre-contact to the late twentieth century. We will critically evaluate the different ways in which indigenous societies have responded to their changing political, social, cultural, and ecological environments and we will also explore the ways in which that history has been written. Special focus will be paid to the overlap between Native American history and U.S. history in general.


Robert Berkhoffer, The White Man's Indian: Images of the American Indian from Columbus to the Present Ned Blackhawk, Violence over the land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West James Brooks, Captives and Cousins Thomas Biolsi, Deadliest Enemies: Law and the Making of Race Relations on and off the Rosebud Reservation Philip Deloria, Indians in Unexpected Places Alan Gallay, The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1718 Alexandra Harmon, Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities aroudn Puget Sound Daniel Richter, Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America Claudio Saunt, Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family Paige Raibmon, Authentic Indians: Episodes of Encounter from the late nineteenth century northwest coast. Richard White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and the Republics in the Great Lakes Region


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