Explores the historical and cultural roots of powwow. Discusses the ways this indigenous Native art form has adapted since prehistoric times.
Native dance and drum styles, events associated with powwows, types of powwows and what is involved to hold a contemporary powwow in a metropolitan setting, such as Seattle.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Instruction will come from lecture and class discussions, assigned readings, video, and interaction with First Nations @ UW student group that puts on the annual UW Spring Powwow.
Class assignments and grading
Readings, assist one or more powwow committees, volunteer at the annual Spring Powwow and short reflection essays.
Classroom participation, multiple choice/short answer quizzes (~5), short reflection essays (~3) and 2 exams.