HIST231 - THE ROAD TO RED POWER: EXAMINING NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY

Description: 
In The Road to Red Power we will cover more than 500 years of Native American history and societies and explore the methods we can use to study Indigenous histories. Beginning with Native origin stories and the creation of Mississippian societies, this course will examine early Native societies, colonial encounters and exchanges, Indian slavery, native nation building, removals, incorporation into the United States, survivance, and contemporary law and activism. This course will not only ask us to understand broad historical trends, but will also ask students to think critically about the significance of contemporary debates over Native sovereignty, casinos, mascots, and identities. In addition to weekly mini-analyses of documents, oral histories, objects, and art, this class will require two research papers, one short (4pages) and one long (8-10 page) that will focus on major themes of the course.
Instructors: 
ELLIS, ELIZABETH
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 

MCNEIL BUILDING 582

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