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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

HIST-265 American Indian History

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
This course is an overview of American Indian History from indigenous origins to the present focusing on the longstanding and ongoing struggles of Americas first peoples to preserve their cultural identities economic independence and political sovereignties. Native strategies for survival in the face of European conquests are highlighted. Students will read primary source documents on all eras of American Indian history analyzing historical evidence firsthand.

Course Outcomes
1. Assess pre-Columbian indigenous societies, recognizing the difficulties in reconstructing this history 2. Evaluate the range of Native American responses to the European invasions of the 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries east of the Mississippi River 3. Evaluate indigenous strategies of war and diplomacy with the English, French, and Spanish Empires in the 18th century 4. Assess Native American confrontations with and removal by the new American nation in the late 19th and early 19th centuries 5. Evaluate the American nation’s attempts at genocide in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and Native American strategies of accommodation and resistance 6. Evaluate Native American participation in major 20th century events including the New Deal, World War II, urbanization, and the civil rights movement 7. Analyze primary source documents on all eras of American Indian history