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Homelands: Indigenous Worlds in North America
HIST 324
Fall 2020
Section: 01  

This class will investigate the story of Indigenous peoples discovering Europeans. It is a difficult story to tell, because few Indigenous inhabitants left written records describing what it was like when ships arrived on the shores and the men and women disembarked, established settlements, and began the process of expanding across the continent. Some encounters were peaceful, while others were violent. Every encounter, however, can be understood by studying Indigenous societies and their worldviews. Far from static and unchanging groups, Indigenous nations were constantly adapting to their physical and spiritual world. This class will use primary and secondary sources to explore North America from the Indigenous perspective, including the rise and fall of great societies before the arrival of Europeans, strategies of contact and exchange after 1500, and the quest to maintain authority and independence during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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