SOCI 031C. Indian Nations and Native America


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.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for ESCH
Spring 2022. Fenelon.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology


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