HIST 326: Native Americans Confront European Empires

Instructor: Kent Blansett

Day & Time:
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

KU Core Goal 1.1, 3H, 4.2
Category II
a painting depicting english colonists speaking to indigenous Americans

Native Americans Confront the European Empires

Since 1492, Native American societies have struggled against European conquest and colonization. This course examines the history of Native American encounters with Europeans and their empires from 1492 through 1800 in North and South America. Native American cultures varied widely as did their interactions with Europeans of diverse nations. Using a comparative framework this course will examine the continuities and differences in indigenous reactions to European imperialism in the Americas. Themes of the course include: conquest, colonialism, religion, and resistance and accommodation.
Satisfies: Goal 3 Arts and Humanities (GE3H)