JIH460H1: Indigenous Histories of North America


This senior seminar takes a regional approach, featuring work written by or in collaboration with Indigenous scholars and Indigenous communities, to draw students into discussion of comparative historiographies, the role of worldview in historical writing and the significant methodological interventions made by Indigenous studies. Students explore oral history and material culture as sources for writing history and discuss ethical research practices for community-based scholarship. In addition to active participation, each student will write a major paper, approximately 15 pages in length, in the form of a review essay on the historiography of either a region or a topic. This course is a joint graduate/undergraduate seminar.

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