The following books are required reading and may be purchased at Canterbury Booksellers, 315 W. Gorham Street:
Colin Calloway, New Worlds for All
Gregory Dowd, A Spirited Resistance
Peter Mancall, Deadly Medicine
Carol Mason, Introduction to Wisconsin Indians
James Merrill, The Indians' New World
Daniel Richter, Ordeal of the Longhouse
Ian Steele, Warpaths
A packet of required materials entitled:
Walks in the Woods: A Reader for History 600
is available at the Humanities Copy Center, 1650 Humanities Building. All additional assignments come from this packet. The College Library in H.C. White Hall has placed all of the readings on three-hour reserve.
ASSIGNMENT FOR CLASS DISCUSSION
Colin Calloway, ed., The World Turned Upside Down,
28-32; James Adair, History of the American Indians, 274;
John Heckewelder, "Indian Tradition" (class handouts)
28 Ian Steele, Warpaths
Minor Assignment: #1
Colin Calloway, New Worlds for All, 1-91; Roger Williams, A
Key to the Language of America, 140-51, 159-70, 182-200;
Gabriel Sagard, The Long Journey to the Country of the
Minor Assignment: #2
Colin Calloway, New Worlds for All, 92-198; William Apess, "A
Son of the Forest," 3-97
Peter Mancall, Deadly Medicine, 1-191; Joseph P. Donnelly,
"Belmont's History of Brandy," 42-63
III. Tribal Histories
James Merrell, The Indians' New World, 1-133; John Lawson,
"A Journal of a thousand miles travel among the Indians from
South to North Carolina"
5-Page Paper - Due Friday, Feb. 27
James Merrell, The Indians' New World, 134-281; William L.
McDowell, ed., Colonial Records of South Carolina:
Documents Relating to Indian Affairs, May 27, 1750- Aug. 7,
11 Spring Break (take a walk in the woods)
Daniel Richter, Ordeal of the Longhouse, 1-132; "The
Constitution of the Five Nations"
Minor Assignment: #3
Daniel Richter, Ordeal of the Longhouse, 133-280; Alden
Vaughan, gen. ed., Early American Indian Documents ..., v. 8:
Barbara Graymont, ed., New York and New Jersey
Treaties, 1683-1713, 367-68, 370, 446-51, 463-65, 466-71,
473-91, 494-99, 518-36
Minor Assignment: #4
Carol Mason, Introduction to Wisconsin Indians, 63-279; Paul
Radin, "The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian," 450-73;
Elizabeth Tooker, ed., Native North American Spirituality of
the Eastern Woodlands, 144-63
Minor Assignment: #5
IV. Resistance and Revitalization
Gregory Dowd, A Spirited Resistance, 1-115; [Robert
Navarre], The Journal of Pontiac's Conspiracy, 2-27; John
Heckewelder, History, Manners, and Customs of the
Indian Nations Who Once Inhabited Pennsylvania and the
Neighboring States, 290-99; Journal of James Kenney,
Gregory Dowd, A Spirited Resistance, 116-201; "The Gaiwiio
Code of Handsome Lake"
22 Class Discussion about Research Papers
29 Class Discussion about Research Papers
May 6 Conclusion
Research Paper Due Friday, May 8
Due Feb. 27. The relationship between Eastern Woodland native peoples and European colonists 1500-1800 has been characterized primarily as one of hostility. Discuss the satisfactoriness of this view, taking into account the evidence and arguments presented by Calloway, Mancall, and Steele.
Due May 8. You may write on any aspect of the history of Amerindian-European settler relations in the Eastern Woodlands, 1500-1800. The topics need not be "large"--you do not have time to undertake a major project--but the paper must prominently utilize at least one significant primary source. You should start developing your topic during the first two months of the course, and must hand in a brief proposal on April 1. Each student will be responsible for giving a 5-minute presentation about his/her research on either April 22 or 29, with the rest of the class providing feedback.
#2: Due Feb. 4. Put your name on the anonymous analysis you received and in the margins evaluate both its writing and content.
#3: Due March 18. In one or two sentences NOT EXCEEDING 75 words (do not let the increased word limit seduce you into loquacity), critique Richter's discussion of the League of the Iroquois in light of the evidence provided by the "Iroquois Constitution."
#4 Due March 25. In one or two sentences NOT EXCEEDING 75 words (yadda, yadda, yadda), use the documents in the Graymont anthology to reconstruct the diplomatic objectives of the Five Nations in negotiating with the French and English authorities in 1700-01.
#5: Due April 1. In a paragraph NOT EXCEEDING 125 words, sketch out the topic of your research paper and note at least one significant primary source you expect to use.
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