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Criminalization, Regulation, and Resistance: Introduction to Native North American History
AMST 270
Spring 2024
Section: 01  

This course explores Indigenous politics and US settler colonialism across the long 19th century, from the Constitution's Commerce Clause to the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. We will examine how the US state relied on both criminalization and regulation of Native peoples' gender, sexuality, religion, social relations, and cultural and economic practices to expand and consolidate power on the continent. Readings will address how Native nations sustained their sovereignty and negotiated settler encroachment, covering conflicts around the liquor trade, allotment policy, the Ghost Dance, conservation's consequences, salvage anthropology, Progressive-era activism, and American citizenship.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-14-2024
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