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American Indian Boarding Schools

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This paper discusses the history of the American Indian boarding schools and their influence in developing “pan-Indianism”, which connected individuals from different tribes.

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Native Americans In the Civil War

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Historical background, reasons for and significance of their involvement as combatants, scouts, targets and refugees, experiences and treatment, and the impact on culture.

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Treatment Of Native Americans, 1600-1820

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Examines the nature of American-Indian culture, the biased policy of European colonists, land appropriation, negotations and treaties, violence and sovereignty.

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English Captured by American Indians

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Examines positive & negative experiences of colonists taken captive, focusing on early 18th Century kidnapping of 7 year-old girl who chose to stay with Mohawks.

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American Indian Movement

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Origins of AIM and the evolution of activism. Looks at the organization, leadership, major issues, fish-ins, urbanization, Alcatraz protest, response of governtment and ” Wounded…

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The Effects of European Epidemics on the Indians

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An analysis of the effects of European epidemics on the Native Americans during the early years of the U.S.

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Anasazi Cannibalism

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Evaluates archaeological evidence for cannibalism among American Southwest people. Looks at the functions & significance of death-related rituals, research findings, methods & interpretations.

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