HIST 2420 American Indian History
4 semester hours
This course surveys American Indian history from the fifteen century to the present, beginning with the arrival of Europeans on North American shores and ending with the various and complex issues facing Native peoples in contemporary U.S. society. It focuses on three themes: (1) the efforts by European nations and the United States to colonize the lands of North America and establish dominion over its Native populations; (2) the struggles by Indian peoples to negotiate the tremendous changes ushered in by European and American presence in North America; and (3) the ways that Native peoples have claimed places within U.S. culture and society, at the same time that they have redefined their identities as indigenous peoples in both national and international contexts.
University Core fulfilled: Foundations: Studies in American Diversity.