ANTH-227 Native America North of Mexico

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the histories and cultures of the indigenous peoples north of Mexico. Topics to be considered include cultural diversity, colonial history and federal Indian policy, land use patterns, identity and ethnicity, myth and ritual, contemporary issues, representations of Native Americans in the dominant culture, and the role of cultural revitalization and innovation in the negotiation of contemporary community survival. Course readings represent a variety of perspectives, including historical, ethnographic, ecological and literary. Prerequisite: ANTH-162, ANTH-152 or SOCI-101 or instructor's permission. 4 SH. CC: Diversity.