Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1

Introduction 

The Americas before Columbus

 
2 The Spanish Conquest  
3

Discuss Las Casas 

The Great Debate on the Nature of the Indians

 
4

Native Commentaries 

Colonial Exploitation and Rule

Las Casas Paper Due
6 Class Presentations on the Colombian Exchange  
7 Missionizing the Americas Colombian Exchange Paper Due
8

(Partial) Film:  The Mission

Discuss Readings

 
9 Resistance and Rebellion in Colonial Latin America  
10 Film: Black Robe  
11 Colonization of North America, Fur Trade, New France  
12 Discuss Jesuit Relations  
13 Discuss Film: Black Robe  
14 Film: Wilderness  
15 Discuss New England Environment and Economy  
16

Discuss War 

Captivity

Jesuit Relations Paper
17

Discuss 18th and 19th Century Frontiers 

Indians and the U.S. 

Film Showing: Civilization

 
18 Independence, Frontiers and Extraction in 19th Century Latin America  
19 Films: Spirit of Kuna Yala, Just us Kuna  
20

Historical Research 

Discuss Kuna Materials

Comparative Essay Due
22 Discuss Kuna Materials  
23 Indian Activism and Organizing  
24

Film: Out of the Forest

Discuss Film and Kayapo

 
25 Discuss Kayapo Kuna Paper Due
26 Brazilian Films, Discuss Kayapo  
27 Indians: Images and Ideology  
28 Films, Wrap-up  

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