Senior Seminars in Native American Studies (also see NAS 45)
14W, 15W: 2A
In 14W at 2A, NAS 81: Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Native American History in Treaties (Identical to History 96.5) : Treaties enabled European colonists to establish a foothold in North America and charted the territorial expansion of the United States. Indian people were often deceived by treaties and they referred to them as "pen and ink witchcraft." But the hundreds of Indian treaties generated unique records of cultural encounter. Each treaty had its own story and cast of characters. Working with the records of key treaties, this seminar will examine the protocols of Indian diplomacy, the maneuverings and agendas of the different participants, as well as the outcomes and legacies of Indian treaties. Open to Juniors and Seniors with written permission of the instructor. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW. Calloway.
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