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LAST UPDATED: March 25, 2016

Date Topic Reading Assignment
Tues., Jan. 19 Introduction: What is Native American history? Richter, Facing East, 1-10; Restall, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), xii-xix (Bb)
Fri., Jan. 22 The Power of Names James H. Merrell, “Second Thoughts on Colonial Historians and American Historians,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 69, no. 3 (2012): 451-512
Tues., Jan. 26 1491: American Ecology Alfred W. Crosby, “Ecological Imperialism: The Overseas Migration of Western Europeans as a Biological Phenomenon,” (Bb); Jane Mt.Pleasant, “A New Paradigm for Pre-Columbian Agriculture in North America,” Early American Studies 13, no. 2 (2015): 374-412  MONDAY 1/25: Blog post (Introduction)
Fri., Jan. 29 First Encounters Richter, Facing East, 11-40; Mark A. Burkholder and Lyman L. Johnson, Colonial Latin America, 4th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), “Iberia and America Before the Conquest,” 1-23 (Bb)
Tues., Feb. 2 The Native Experience of Contact Richter, Facing East, 41-109
Fri., Feb. 5 SNOW DAY
Tues., Feb. 9 Using Material Objects in Native American History Visit by Emily Pierce Rose, Peabody Museum; Daniel Waugh, “Material Culture / Objects,” World History Sources: Unpacking Evidence; FAQ on Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act  Tuesday, 2/9: Blog post (Timeline #1)
Fri., Feb. 12 Conquistadores in a New World Schwartz, Victors and Vanquished, 1-99
Tues., Feb. 16 The Problem of Native Communication Richter, Facing East, 110-50; Restall, Seven Myths, 77-99 (Bb)
Fri., Feb. 19 Creating a Narrative Schwartz, Victors and Vanquished, 100-244
Tues., Feb. 23 Native Americans, Africans, and the Creation of Race
#BlackLivesMatter
Rebecca Anne Goetz, “Indian Slavery: An Atlantic and Hemispheric Problem,” History Compass (2016): 1-12 (Bb); Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous & Atlantic Slaveries in New France (Chapel Hill, NC: OIEAHC, University of North Carolina Press, 2012), 135-92 (Bb)  MONDAY, 2/22: Blog post (Material Object #1)
Fri., Feb. 26 Native Americans, Africans, and the Creation of Race
#BlackLivesMatter
Ilona Katzew, Casta Painting: Images of Race in Eighteenth-Century Mexico (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005), 39-61 (Bb); Kathleen M. Brown, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches & Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (Chapel Hill: OIEAHC, University of North Carolina Press, 1996), 42-74 (Bb)
Tues., Mar. 1 Creating Christians Allan Greer, ed., The Jesuit Relations: Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century North America (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2000), 37-61
Fri., Mar. 4 Religion and Native-European Contact In-class film: Black Robe Narrative History due
Tues., Mar. 8 The Andean Empire of the Inca Yupanqui, History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru  MONDAY, 3/7: Blog post (Film response)
Fri., Mar. 11 Narrating Conflict in the Andes Yupanqui, History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru
Tues., Mar. 15 SPRING BREAK
Fri., Mar. 18 SPRING BREAK
Tues., Mar. 22 Encounters in Trade: The Frontier Richter, Facing East, 151-88; Richard White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), 94-141 (Bb)
Fri., Mar. 25 Encounters in Trade: Urban Life Jane E. Mangan, Trading Roles: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Urban Economy in Colonial Potosí (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005), 76-105 (Bb)
Tues., Mar. 29 Diplomacy and Conflict on the Frontier Andrew C. Lipman, “Murder on the Saltwater Frontier: The Death of John Oldham,” Early American Studies 9, no. 2 (2011): 268-294
Fri., Apr. 1 Paper Meeting Conferences  Blog post (Timeline #2)
Tues., Apr. 5 Paper Meeting Conferences
Fri., Apr. 8 Narrative
History Workshop
John Demos, “The High Place: Potosi,” Common-place 3, no. 4 (July 2003)
Tues., Apr. 12 Conflict and Persistence in Conquered Lands Laura E. Matthew, Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012), 13-38 (Bb); Jeremy Ravi Mumford, Vertical Empire: The General Resettlement of the Indians in the Colonial Andes (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012), 119-40 (Bb)
Fri., Apr. 15 Catholics and Conquistadors In-class film: The Mission Final draft of narrative history due
Tues., Apr. 19 The
Experience of Gender: Cultural Persistence
Inga Clendinnen, “Yucatec Maya Women and the Spanish Conquest: Role and Ritual in Historical Reconstruction,” Journal of Social History 15, no. 3 (1982): 427-42; Caroline Dodds Pennock, “‘A Remarkably Patterned Life’: Domestic and Public in the Aztec Household City,” Gender & History 23, no. 3 (2011): 528-46  MONDAY, 4/18: Blog post (Film response)
Fri., Apr. 22 The Experience of Gender: Regulating Sex Ramón A. Gutierrez, When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991), 46-66, 71-94; Jennifer M. Spear, “Colonial Intimacies: Legislating Sex in French Louisiana,” William
and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 60, no. 1 (2003): 75-98
Tues., Apr. 26 Atlantic Revolutions and Native America Richter, Facing East, 189-236 MONDAY, 4/25: Blog post (Material Object #2)
Fri., Apr. 29 Native Reactions and Uprisings Alberto Flores Galindo, “The Tupac Amaru Revolution and the Andean People,” in In Search of an Inca: Identity and Utopia in the Andes, trans. Carlos Aguirre and Charles F. Walker (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 80-105; Jeffrey Ostler, “‘To Extirpate the Indians’: An Indigenous Consciousness of Genocide in the Ohio Valley and Lower Great Lakes, 1750s-1810,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 72, no. 4 (2015): 587-622
Tues., May 3 Remembering the Native American Past Richter, Facing East, epilogue; Lepore, The Name of War, ch. 8 (Bb); Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America, 335-60 (Bb)  MONDAY, 5/1: Blog post (Historical memory)
Fri., May 6 Conclusions
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