Senior Seminars in Native American Studies (also see NAS 45)
11W: 10A 12W: 2A
In 11W at 10A, Native American History in the U.S. West, 1500-1890: Contact, Conflict, and Survival (Identical to History 96) .This seminar involves the close reading and discus¬sion of recent prize-winning books about the history of Native Americans in the trans-Mississippi West. Students will also write a substantial historiographic or research paper. Over-arching themes include adaptation, agency, resistance, victimization, violence and survival. By studying different historical case studies we will carefully analyze what fac¬tors shaped the nature of different interactions between newcomers and Native Americans while exploring how those histories echo into the present. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW. Madley.
In 12W at 2A, American Odysseys: Lewis and Clark, Native Americans and the New Nation (Identical to History 96, Section 1). From 2004-2006, the United States commemo¬rated the Lewis and Clark Expedition, in which the “Corps of Discovery” led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark completed a remarkable odyssey, journeying from St. Louis across the “new” American West, to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Like the Colum¬bian Quincentennial of 1992, this anniversary needs to be considered from a variety of perspectives, to try and understand the different experiences and meanings of the event for the various people involved. The expedition ushered in a new world for both the young United States and the Indian peoples of the American West. This seminar will examine the context, experiences, and repercussions of the expedition. We will focus on the journals Lewis and Clark recorded.
Open to Juniors and Seniors with written permission of the instructor. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW. Calloway.
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