Living-Learning Center | Mapping Cultures
L220 | 9452 | Kuns

As Europeans, colonists and the US Government moved across the continent,
they encountered many diverse First Nations people (American Indians or
Native Americans).  How were First Peoples perceived and represented by
Europeans, colonists, and the government?  How did First
Nations respond?  How has this history of representation affected living First
Peoples?  Using four First Nations as examples (Iroquois, Pequot, Cherokee,
and Apache) and tracing their relationship with colonial America and the
federal government, we will explore the contexts in which knowledge about
First Nations is created and presented.  The class will feature a social
mapping project at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis