Spring 2021 not offered
This seminar will feature select historical moments, geographical sites, and case studies to explore the complexities of life for indigenous peoples in the Pacific Islands and North America subject to the authority of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The course will examine indigenous peoples' varied political status in relation to questions of sovereignty and self-determination, structures of domination and resistance, and myriad forms of indigenous agency. Readings will focus on the recognition and assertion of collective rights, treaty rights and land claims, and self-governance under independent states' and international law. Films and guest lectures will complement the required texts.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(CIVI-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Vine Deloria Jr. and David E. Wilkins, TRIBES, TREATIES, AND CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBULATIONS
David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima, UNEVEN GROUND: AMERICAN INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY AND FEDERAL LAW
David E. Wilkins, AMERICAN INDIAN POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM
Sharon O'Brien, AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS
Eva Marie Garroutte, REAL INDIANS: IDENTITY AND THE SURVIVAL OF NATIVE AMERICA
Ed. Joanne Barker, SOVEREIGNTY MATTERS: LOCATIONS OF CONTESTATION AND POSSIBILITY IN INDIGENOUS STRUGGLES
Kevin Bruyneel, THE THIRD SPACE OF SOVEREIGNTY: THE POSTCOLONIAL POLITICS OF U.S.-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS
Renee Ann Cramer, CASH, COLOR, AND COLONIALISM: THE POLITICS OF TRIBAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT
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Students will be required to complete all course books and articles, and homework assignments.
There will be an in-class mid-term exam and a final research paper and presentation.
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Attendance, in-class and blackboard participation are essential.
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