HIST172 - NATIV PEOP OF EAS N.AMER

Description: 
This course examines Native peoples' lives, cultures, and politics from earliest times to the present. By analyzing primary documents and employing a variety of methodologies, we will consider indigenous peoples east of the Mississippi on their own terms but also in terms of how they shaped the broader history of North America. We will discuss migration, disease, Indian slavery, spirituality, and, more generally, Native peoples' encounters with imperial powers and European peoples during the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. We will then ask how Native Americans shaped the development of the United States and U.S. Indian policies in the nineteenth century and how their experiences of interaction with Americans both borrowed and diverged from the patterns of European imperialism in North America. Our exploration of the twentieth century will lead us to consider the consequences of U.S. empire in North America but also to explore the methods by which Native peoples and communities continue to shape North American histories, cultures, and societies in the twenty-first century.
Instructors: 
DAGGAR, LORI
Day and Time: 
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Room: 

MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105

Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US