SOCI 031C. Native Nations and American Indians
This course traces the 500 years of conquest, colonialism, genocide, resistance, survivance and revitalization of Native Nations in the Americas, with a special focus on North America. It also covers contemporary issues and social realities (of Indigenous peoples) within the United States, Canada, Mexico and Turtle Island generally. We discuss origins and struggles over sovereignty, social movements, federal recognition, enrollment, tribal citizenship, mascotry, Indian gaming, socio-cultural identity and Native worldviews, including alternatives to ongoing environmental degradation. The class provides students with opportunities to develop their specific knowledge of individual tribal nations, including Pueblos Indígenas in Central America and the First Nations of Canada and the Arctic.
Eligible for PEAC, ESCH, GLBL-core
Spring 2023. Fenelon
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology
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