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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 438 - American Indian History since 1795

Examines American Indian history since the Treaty of Greenville, wherein the U.S. recognized tribal sovereignty. Themes include resistance, assimilation, cultural revitalization, federal Indian policy, sovereignty, and reservation economics. HIST 438 and HIST 538 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and explain key provisions in treaties between the U.S. and Indian peoples between 1795 and 1871, when the U.S. ceased to ·negotiate treaties with tribes.
  • Explain the effectiveness–and effects of–American Indian attempts to resist conquest and assimilation. Also explain how resistance has changed over time.
  • Explain the meaning of American Indian sovereignty and discuss its limitations. Discuss how the nature of sovereignty has changed between 1795 and the present.
  • Identify major changes in federal Indian policy since 1795 and explain how those changes affected Indian peoples.
  • Differentiate and explain the twentieth-century economic strategies of American Indian peoples, including wage labor, resource extraction, tourism, and gambling. Explain the impact of those strategies and assess their success.
  • Trace and explain historiographical trends in American Indian history.
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