Apr 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 341 - Native American Cultures of the Pacific Northwest

Ecological settings and cultural adaptations of Pacific Northwest Native Americans in historical and contemporary contexts. Culture change and continuity, language, religion, resource management, and tribal sovereignty. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C). Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Credits: (4)

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

  • Describe the ecological settings, cultural adaptations and diversity of aboriginal peoples of the Northwest Coast and the Columbia Plateau.
  • Demonstrate how contemporary Indian cultures have persisted and adapted within the context of the Pacific Northwest’s changing social and economic setting.
  • Critique how the cultural values of non-natives regarding gender, race and “civilization” have influenced, often unconsciously, descriptions and knowledge of Pacific Northwest Indians.
  • Explain how American Indians have retained and reasserted their cultural traditions and tribal sovereignty.

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