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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: American Bison, Dawes Act, Homestead Acts
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September 26, 2017 INDIAN COUNTRY While the chapter details many significant events, which stand out? Certainly one of the most important is the decimation of the North American buffalo herd ...

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AMST 0862
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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Language Death
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September 29, 2017 SURVIVAL PRAYER Major Themes 1. Traditional Lifeways and their Preservations Lifeway: the ecological position of human beings within a larger ecosystem ...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Fugitive Slave Act Of 1850
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October 1, 2017 THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT OF 1850 Background Information The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was actually part of a larger bill know as the Compromise of 1850, which was titled as su...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Jacques Derrida, Ostensive Definition
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September 24, 2017 LAYLI LONG SOLDIER AND WHEREAS What is a poem? Long Soldier says that poetry is not some sort of object to be found only within language, it is imbued in our smallest and lar...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Jim Crow Laws, Syphilis
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September 20, 2017 APOLOGIES In Samuel Johnsons dictionary, one of the most influential in the English language, Johnson writes that: Apology generally signifies rather excuse than vindication, and tend...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Five Civilized Tribes, Acculturation, Indian Removal Act
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September 15, 2017 INDIAN REMOVAL ACT Signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, the Indian Removal Act authorized the president of negotiate with various Indigenous tribes of the Southea...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Paleo-Indians, Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Act, Colville Tribe
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September 13, 2017 ARCHAEOLOGY AND ITS PROBLEMS A. Case Study: Kennewick Man Kennewick Man is the name generally given to the skeletal remains of a prehistoric, Paleoamerican man found on t...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Walking Purchase, Algonquian Peoples, Lenapehoking
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September 11, 2017 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY A. Lenni Lenape (Algonquian peoples) Traditional Lenape lands, also known as the Lenapehoking, were vast and spread up ...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Radiocarbon Dating, Irreducible Element
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August 31, 2017 SETTLER COLONIALISM A. What is colonialism? • Colonialism is the policy of a nation seeking to extend or retain its authority over other people or territories ...

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AMST 0862 Lecture 2: FPIA #3
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September 6, 2017 ELIZABETH COOK-LYNN AND RECONCILIATION “Before we can talk of ‘ceasing of hostility’ we need land reform in the state… and that means that stolen lands must be returned to their rightful ow...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Taiaiake Alfred
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September 6, 2017 TAIAIAKE ALFRED AND TRADITION “Land, culture and government are inseparable in traditional philosophies” A. Traditions • Potlatch – a gift giving feast practiced by indigenous peo...

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AMST 0862 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Sherwin Bitsui, Leslie Marmon Silko, Sherman Alexie
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September 8, 2017 CONTEMPORARY INDIGENEITY A. Music: A Tribe Called Red • A Tribe Called Red is a Canadian electronic music group, who blend instrumental hip hop, reggae, moombahton a...

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