Expl/Red Power and Beyond
Term: Summer 2021 - Special Summer Session (05/24/2021 - 08/29/2021)
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This 1-credit course will provide an introduction to North America's various indigenous resistance movements from the late nineteenth century to the present. The course will begin with an overview of US, Mexican, and Canadian imperialism into indigenous territories during the nineteenth century. We will then examine the widespread establishment of reservations and the shifting ways indigenous peoples navigated the new social, economic, and political limitations those systems created. The majority of this course will examine the various movements led by indigenous peoples throughout the twentieth century as they sought various civil, tribal, economic, cultural, and energy rights across the continent. This will involve examining both the peaceful and non-peaceful methods those actors used to fight for their causes. Our course will conclude by examining the issues indigenous peoples continue to face in the twenty-first century, as well as how new technologies are used and how organizing efforts continue to evolve to tackle those challenges.