Discover the impact of the Columbian Exchange on Native Peoples of North America in this insightful and critical course. Gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and experiences, as well as their interactions with European colonizers.
The Native Peoples of North America course offers a unique perspective on American history, providing insights that challenge conventional narratives. The course explores the impact of the Columbian Exchange, which transformed the lives of Indigenous peoples and Europeans alike. The Columbian Exchange led to the transference of plants, animals, and diseases between the Americas and Eurasia and Africa, resulting in significant cultural, economic, and ecological changes.
This course delves into the resistance and accommodation, persistence and adaptation, and extraordinary hardships and survival of Indigenous peoples over 500 years of colonial encounter. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Native American cultures, traditions, and experiences, as well as their interactions with European colonizers. The course highlights the complexity and ongoing ramifications of these interactions, shedding light on issues that still affect contemporary Indigenous communities.
Through this course, students will gain a more accurate and nuanced understanding of American history, challenging commonly held beliefs and myths. The course offers a critical lens for examining the historical and ongoing struggles of Indigenous peoples for sovereignty, self-determination, and recognition.
This course is designed for anyone interested in American history, Indigenous cultures, and contemporary issues faced by Native communities. By the end of the course, students will have gained a more comprehensive and empathetic understanding of the experiences and contributions of Native Peoples of North America.
Anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary issues faced by Indigenous communities.