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Course Syllabus

 

North American Indians

ANTH 329 - Spring 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: January 12 and 17 (2 sessions)

     

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

    Dates: January 19 - February 7  (6 sessions)

     

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

  4. Dates: February 9 - 27 (6 sessions)  

     

  5. First In-the-Round Recitations - First and Second Study Guides

    Dates: schedule your family between Feb 28 and March 5

     

  6. Medicine (Acquisition and Application); 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

  7. Dates: March 5 - 28 (5 sessions) 

    No Class on Thursday March 23

    Spring Recess: March 13-17

     

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

    Dates: March 30 - April 11 (4 sessions)

     

  9. 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 

  10. Dates: April 13 - 20 (3 sessions)

    Dates: ?? Tutxinmepu Pow Wow

     

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

  12. Dates: April 24 - 28 (3 sessions)

     

  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: May 2 and 4 (2 sessions)

     

  14.  Participatory Paper  

  15. Date: due by May 5 at 4:00 pm Phinney 116 (hard copy only)

     

  16. Final In-the-Round Recitations - Third and Fourth Study Guides

Date: Schedule your family between Friday May 5 and Friday May 12

 

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