Spring 2020 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will focus primarily on twentieth-century American Indian history, though we will begin with an examination of the so-called Indian Wars of the late nineteenth century and end in the present day. Through a combination of lectures, films, in-class and outside readings, and class discussions, we will explore the history of both conflict and accommodation between Indians and non-Indians. At its core this course is about the many forms that Indian resistance took during the twentieth century as indigenous peoples fought to maintain community cohesion, cultural continuity, and tribal sovereignty in the face of attacks on tribal identities, religions, governments, lands, and resources. It is also, however, about the continued strength, resilience, and vitality of peoples and cultures that non-Indians had once assumed were vanishing.
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