College Of Arts And Sciences | Indians of Indiana
E104 | 0172 | Le Sourd


This course provides an introduction to the history, cultures, and
languages of the two principal Native American Nations of Indiana, the
Miami and the Potawatomi.  The course takes an ethnohistorical approach,
seeking to understand the past and present of these communities in their
own terms.  It draws information not only from historical documents, by
also from Native American sources and from anthropological research.  The
focus throughout is on the historical development of the Miami and the
Potawatomi as contemporary peoples with a distinctive cultural heritage,
one that is connected with the past, but not a thing of the past.  Work for
the course includes weekly reading assignments, a series of quizzes, three
response papers, and midterm and final exams.