HIS366H1: Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes from 1815 to the Present

Hours: 
24L/5T

Explores the history of Aboriginal peoples (Indigenous and Metis) living in the Great Lakes Region after the Great Lakes were effectively split between British North America (later Canada) to the north and the united States to the south, when a rapidly increasing newcomer population on both sides of the border marginalized Indigenous peoples and settled on their land. Topics include a comparative examination of Indigenous experiences of colonialism, including treaties and land surrenders as well as the development of government policies aimed at removing and/or assimilating Great Lakes peoples. This course will also study resistance by First National and Tribal Councils to those programs over nearly two centuries and assess local strategies used for economic and cultural survival.

Prerequisite: 
Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)