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This course introduces students to the complexity and diversity of Native North American societies from an anthropological perspective. It emphasizes contemporary indigenous communities both on and off reservations, their place within white settler colonies, and their ongoing efforts to defend their sovereignty and maintain distinctive cultural identities. Readings highlight selected groups and their historical, environmental, economic, cultural, and political circumstances. We will pay special attention to the relationship between Indians and anthropologists and the politics and ethics of anthropological research and writing. Classes will combine lecture, discussion, and films.
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