Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course covers the history of the United States from the Civil War to the present, with an emphasis on Native Americans. The course demonstrates that assimilation was the basis for federal Indian policy during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and explains how self-determination and sovereignty replaced assimilation during the mid-twentieth century. Topics include the dismantling of Indian trust land, Native American communal life, recognition and termination of sovereign Indian nations, current political tensions, and interaction of divergent cultures. This course is designed for anyone interested in United States or Native American History.