Section Information for Summer 2020
This course is designed to introduce students to the histories of Indigenous peoples in what became known as North America from the period before encounter, through the creation of the United States, and into the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. We will focus on the diversity of experiences that different communities and individuals had throughout this period (as well as in the diversity among the peoples who have become known as “Indian” and those who have become known as “Americans”). Indigenous history is an exciting and dynamic field. In addition to examining historical events and developments, this course will also introduce students to the scholarly field by focusing attention on foundational questions and ideas as well as some of the newest and most interesting debates.
HIST 389 C01 is a distance education section.