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

Spring 2009

HIS 350L • 20th-Cen Native Amer History-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39175 -TBA


Course Description

This class will study Native American life and culture in the twentieth century through the use of historical and anthropological texts, autobiographies, films, and fiction. We will first examine various theoretical approaches to thinking about Native American history in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, and gender. In loose chronological fashion, we will cover the topics of assimilation, boarding schools, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian self-determination, radicalism and sovereignty. Our discussions will raise questions about pan-Indian coalitions, Native/White relationships, the evolution of cultural identity/identities as well as issues related to citizenship and national identity. This will be a reading intensive course and students will be expected to read approximately 1 book per week.

Grading Policy

1 research project related to course topics, 15 pp. 30% of grade weekly review of readings, 2-3 pp., 30% of grade 1- mid-term exam, 20% of grade discussion, participation, 10% of grade students will lead one discussion, 10% of grade


Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony Calvin Martin, The American Indian and the Problem of History Frederick Hoxie, A Final Promise Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman E.B. Horne, Essie's Story: The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher Theodora Krober, Ishi Selective Articles


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