HIS 317L • INTRO TO AMERICAN INDIAN HIST
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
This survey course will examine the history of Native American societies in North America from the earliest records to the present. We will explore the diverse ways in which Indian societies were structured, the different ways that indigenous peoples have responded colonization, and the complex history of European/Indian and Indian/Indian relations. Attention will be paid to the political, social, economic and cultural transformation of Native American societies over time. We will cover, among other things, the following topics: disease, religion, trade, captivity narratives, warfare, diplomacy, removal, assimilation, education, self-determination, gaming, as well as race and gender relations.