Sep 20, 2020  
2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HIS 189 - First Peoples: Native American History

An introduction to the history of Native North Americans from their earliest history to the present day.  From New England to the Southwest, various Indian cultures will be examined by region and time period.  Early creation beliefs, religious, social, and political practices, peace and conflict, family life, environmental adaptations, frontiers and borderlands, and archaeological and artistic survivals will be covered.  Emphasis will be on the period since Europeans arrived in the present-day United States.  Particular interest will be given our local Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and their contacts with French and English colonists.  Modern day legal and geographical conflicts will be reviewed.  Approval for SUNY General Education requirement for US History pending.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

1.  Identify various Native cultures and their regions.
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the outline of pre-historic development, historic interactions with European settlers and govenments, and modern indian life.
3.  Demonstrate, through written research and class discussion, a familiarity with research methods regarding historical records.
4.  Complete at least one project demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of one aspect of the history of the First Peoples.

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