Native American Lives
11W : 2
In the past, American Indian history had usually been taught through the lens of the dominant culture, while ignoring the story that Indian people have presented in their own words. This course will examine some key issues in American Indian history and culture by reading the biographies and autobiographies of individual American Indians. These life stories will help us understand the historical forces that affected their world, and how they shaped their own lives in response. In addition to reading and discussing the assigned texts, students will answer essay questions about the readings, and identify an individual whose life will serve as the subject of a biographical study research paper of 15-20 pages.
Open to all classes. Dist: WCult: CI. Palmer
Last Updated: 7/30/10