HIS 317L • Intro to American Indian History
This class will survey the history of Native American societies in North America from the pre-colonial period to the present. We will explore the ways that indigenous peoples have responded to the colonization of their land; the complexities of European/Indian contact; and the subsequent development of Native American societies. Topics covered will include: contact, diseases, religious interaction and conflict, warfare, diplomacy, Indian boarding schools, assimilation, allotment, citizenship, tourism, popular images, music and contemporary political struggles including those surrounding gaming and self-determination.
Class participation: 15% Midterm: 20% Short paper 15% Group project 20% Final exam 30%
Colin Calloway, First Peoples: A Documentary History of American Indian History Theda Perdue, The Cherokee Removal Eve Ball, Indeh