2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 371 Seminar: Native American History

Humans had been transforming the Americas and themselves for over 500 generations before Columbus "discovered" the New World. This course takes a long view of North American history by placing native people at its center. Students will read, research, and write about: native histories before European contact; how people of Indian, European, and African descent came together to create new, often violent worlds; and how native people have been written out of U.S. history. [SS, GM1, W]