History | Survey of American Indians I
A310 | 3088 | Bieder


A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section carries culture studies credit
Above section open to undergraduates only

This course offers a history of Indian-white relations. It will
begin just before the contact or colonial period and continue to the
mid-nineteenth century. The course will focus on the cultural,
social, biological and ideological adjustments that both Europeans
and tribal peoples were forced to make. Europeans and Americans
sought to exploit the land for wealth and status and hence the
Indian had to be removed or his behavior drastically changed. The
Indian resisted these attempts through war, religious movements or
retreat.

Readings for the course will be from several thematic works that
illustrate American Indian cultures and works that shaped American
attitudes toward America's tribal peoples.

Grades for the course will be based on: attendance, discussion, a
midterm and a final.