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Course Syllabus


North American Indians

ANTH 329 - Fall 2017

Schedule of Topics and Assignments

Tentative, Subject to Change
complete the
Readings prior to assigned Dates, unless noted as "review"

    1.  Methodology: An Approach and Perspective   

    Dates: August 22-24 (2 sessions)


    2.  Winds of Change and Contact History: a Euro-American epistemology and ontology (The Riverbed of Euro-American Contact History)

    Dates: August 29 - September 11 (5 sessions)


    3.  Animal First Peoples and the Oral Traditions: an Indian epistemology, ontology and ethics (The Riverbed of the Indigenous First Peoples); Focus on Schitsu'umsh/Coeur d'Alene of the Plateau and Apsáalooke/Crow of the Plains

    Dates: September 11-25 (5 sessions) 


    4.   Date: September 29 - Story Title Due (1st Learning Activity) -  AND schedule your family's storytelling after the first frost (schedule a time when your family can meet with the instructor)


    5.  First In-the-Round Recitations (3rd Learning Activity) - First and Second Study Guides

    Dates: schedule your family between October 1-15


    6.  Family and Medicine (Acquisition and Application); Kinship and Family; Individual Ceremonialism (Fasting, Sweat, Sundance, Pipe); Lodges (Tipi); Social Status and the  Coups System; Kinship, Family and the Give Away: Focus on The Apsáalooke/Crow of the Plains

    Dates: September 27 - October 12 (6 sessions) 


    7. The Soul, Human-Animal Relations, Hunting and Fishing, Lodges (Igloo), Tribal Sovereignty: Focus on The Netsilik and the Inuit of the Arctic

    Dates: October 17 - 26 (4 sessions)


    8.  The Arts, Lodges (Plank Longhouses), Stratified Social Organization and Ceremonialism (Potlatch, Secret Societies, Warfare): Focus on The Kwakiutl, Tlingit, and Tsimshian of the Northwest Coast 

    Dates: October 30 - November 7 (3 sessions)


    9.  Date: November 9th -  Participatory Research Project - Topic Proposal  Due


    10.  Watch for the First Frost.   Schedule your family's storytelling soon after.


    11.  Temporal Cosmology (The Fifth World), Healing Ceremonialism (Chantways): Focus on The Díne/Navajo and Apache of the Southwest

    Dates: November 9 - 16 (3 sessions)


    12.   Fall Recess

    Dates: November 20 - 24


    13.  Spatial Cosmology (Duality), Lodges (Pueblos), Collective Ceremonialism (Kivas, Katcinas. Snake/Antelope Ceremony), Pottery, Horticulture: Focus on The Hopi and the Pueblo of the Southwest

    Dates: November 28 - December 7 (3 sessions)


    14.  Research Project Session for Each Family:

    Date: Thursday November 30


    15.  Participatory Project  (2nd Learning Activity)

    Date: due by December 8 at 4:00 pm Phinney 116 (hard copy only)


    16. Final In-the-Round Recitations - Third and Fourth Study Guides - - Key Miyp and Learning Outcomes16.

    Date: Schedule your family between Friday December 8 and Friday December 15


    17. Field Trips (Learning Activity #4), the three dates scheduled are: 



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