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