Fall 2023 - INDG 325 D100
History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850 (4)
Class Number: 6461
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 8, 2023
Fri, 11:59–11:59 p.m.
Prerequisites:45 units including INDG (or FNST) 101 or 201W.
Examines selected themes in the history of Aboriginal peoples of North America from first contact with Europeans to the mid-nineteenth century. Students with credit for FNST 325 or HIST 325 may not take this course for further credit.
Themes and topics will include pre-European contact societies and worldviews, ecological encounters between continents and peoples, economic exchanges, political and military alliances, religious encounters and exchanges, policy and law, the social construction of race and other identities, the place of Indigenous peoples in the culture and politics of colonialism, and Indigenous strategies of resistance, accommodation, and survival.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The course requirements of HIST/INDG 325 will help you achieve the following educational goals:
- to understand "Indigenous issues" such as residential schools, treaties and land claims, and environmental justice, and how these issues affect all of us who call this continent home
- to understand broad patterns and diversities of Indigenous and settler experiences in the US and Canada
- to work with diverse primary and secondary sources, primarily by Indigenous authors, including the ability to read the archive "against the grain"
- Participation 15%
- Thomas King Reading Response 15%
- Essay Assignment #1 20%
- Essay Assignment #2 20%
- Take-Home Exam 30%
Brooks, Lisa. Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.
King, Thomas. The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative. Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2003.
Merrell, James H., ed. The Lancaster Treaty of 1744: With Related Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2008.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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