Peoples and Cultures of Native North America (Identical to Anthropology 4)
12W : 2
This course provides an introduction to the peoples and cultures of Native North America. Several indigenous groups (nations) from different "culture areas" are highlighted to emphasize particular forms of economy, social organization, and spirituality. The course focuses on the more traditional American Indian cultures that existed before the establishment of Western domination, as well as on the more recent native culture history and modern-day economic, sociopolitical and cultural continuity, change, and revitalization. The readings include works by anthropologists (Native and non-Native), American Indian academic and tribal historians and autobiographies. Lectures are combined with films and slides.Open to all classes. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW. Kan.
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