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Karen M Capuder
ANTH 310
Seattle Campus

Native North American Societies

Traditional cultures of America north of Mexico, emphasizing diversity of North American Indian and Eskimo societies. Origins of Native-American culture areas and language groupings; subsistence systems; levels of social organization; European conquest and colonialism; and description of representative cultures from the ten culture areas. Recommended: ANTH 100.

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This is a newly re-designed course centered around Indigenous perspectives on cultural resources and which counts toward both the Anthropology and American Indian Studies majors. The course will have several foci: 1) background in federal Indian law and policy; 2) cultural resources related legislation and court cases; 3) Indigenous perspectives pertaining to cultural resources legislation and issues; 4) Indigenous perspectives on cultural resources outside the scope of federally- and state-defined purviews, including language, governance, ancestral knowledge, cultural and subsistence practices, and intellectual and cultural property rights.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Karen M Capuder
Date: 02/05/2009