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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2008

HIS 392 • Native American History

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Course Description

Here's the course description for History 392, Native American History 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. This will be a readings course, and writing assignments will be geared toward assessing where assigned readings fit in the larger field. Students write a final historiographical essay.


Possible Texts: 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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