Anthropology | Intensive Study of a Culture
E600 | 25420 | DeMallie
Intensive Study of a Culture: The Lakota (Sioux) Indians
This class will focus on the Lakota (Sioux) Indians of the North
American Plains as a case study in social-cultural anthropology. It
will examine the Lakota both historically and culturally, and deal
with issues of change and continuity. At the same time it will explore
methods of ethnohistory and ethnography, including selection and
criticism of source material. The class will be based on the study of
texts in the broadest sense, including written, oral, and pictorial
representations. Students will read a broad range of literature about
the Lakotas as well as relevant anthropological theory and method.
They will be expected to attend the class lectures, contribute to
class discussions, and develop a term paper topic concerning some
aspect of Lakota culture or history.