122B: Culture Contact in North America - Postcolonial Critiques of American Colonialism

Instructor: Kat Eichner

Session: D

Time: M, T, W, Th 10:00am - 11:59am

Employing Native perspectives this course examines the implications of European colonialism in the Americas.  We will look to postcolonial critiques relating to ownership of the past, culture change, repatriation, ethical scholarship, etc. The course employs a holistic approach that integrates evidence from archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, linguistics, biological anthropology, and native oral traditions. Case studies include those from the Caribbean, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Alaska, Hawaii, and California.