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Sachem School: Indigenous Lifeways and Settler Radicalism After 1600

CHUM 394
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 389, AMST 394
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

In the 21st century, we face a series of interconnected reckonings: environmental collapse, economic disparity, racial inequality, and more. There were, and still are, alternative ways of organizing our economies, reframing our relationships with the land, and creating kinship networks that mitigate against inequality and enmity. This class will explore what settlers learned--and refused to learn--from the Indigenous societies they encountered after contact in northern North America. From Roger Williams's ideas of religious toleration in the 1640s to #landback today, settlers have at times demonstrated a willingness to learn from Indigenous lifeways and employ those lessons in ways deemed "radical" by Western standards. Understanding this history illuminates a path toward a future in which we continue learning from Indigenous nations and work to repair the damage settler societies have inflicted on each other and our world.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CHUM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-22-2024
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