PRESENTATION COLLEGE – ABERDEEN, SD
HISTORY AND THE AMERICAN INDIAN (HS313)
Three Semester Hours
AB/LC TR 1:30-2:45 pm CT
Welcoming people of all faiths, Presentation College challenges learners toward academic excellence and, in the Catholic tradition, the development of the whole person.
Instructor: Dr. Brad Tennant, Associate Professor, Department of Arts & Sciences
Office Hours: C333
MWF 7:00-8:45 am, 11:00-11:50 am;
TR 7:00-11:50 am (or by appointment).
(605) 229-8577 or 1-800-437-6060 ext. 577
Texts: American Indians – Answers to Today’s Questions (Second Edition) by Jack
Utter. National Woodlands Publishing Company, 2001. ISBN: 9780806133096
The Lakota Way by Joseph M. Marshall III. Penguin Compass, 2001.
Supplementary Readings: (Each of these will have links through Blackboard)
The American Indian Experience (website)
Indian Country Today. (newspaper)
Lakota Country Times (newspaper)
HISTORY AND THE AMERICAN INDIAN (HS313) fulfills the requirements for a social science/human culture core elective and a required course for education majors. The course covers the origins and distribution of various North American Indian cultures prior to European contact; cultural changes resulting from white contact ranging from the Columbian period to the present; the role of federal Indian policies; and the relationship between American Indians and states, with an emphasis on South Dakota. Outside reading required.
Applicable Presentation College General Education Course Goal and Outcomes for HS313:
3. Culture and Social Heritage -
Graduates will develop a critical understanding of human cultures and their creative achievements.
historical events, ideas, and societies from a multi-cultural perspective.
Understand interrelationships of individuals and societies in their
Demonstrate understanding of the concepts and conversation common to a
particular humanities discipline.
3d. Critically analyze creative ideas and works in the humanities from a contextual perspective.
1) Students should appreciate cultural differences between groups of people and over a period of time.
2) Students should understand the short-term and long-term cultural impact of the European presence in North America.
3) Students will have a broader understanding of the role of American Indians throughout various stages of American history from the colonial period to the present day.
4) Students will come to understand the purposes and resulting consequences of U.S. Indian policy by looking at past practices and treaties and their significance today.
5) Students will learn of specific Indian and non-Indian individuals who have played significant roles in shaping American history.
6) Students will gain a greater understanding of educational issues as they pertain to culturally diverse classrooms and schools.
Although the course is largely lecture-based, it is hoped that the class size and paper topics will encourage active student participation. Lecture outlines will be posted on Blackboard and Dyknow.
Presentation College is committed to ensuring equal learning opportunities for all students and provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the College’s procedures. If you are a student requiring accommodations or services, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 1-800-437-6060, Ext. 581.
Assessment and Grading:
Students should be familiar with Presentation College’s policies regarding academic integrity. These are found in the college catalog under “Academic Policies.”
Academic achievement will be based on three tests (50 points each), three sets of article summaries (10 points each), one book review (20 points), and one paper/education project (30 points).
TESTS will be essay.
8/12 identifications x 4 points each = 32 points
3/5 essays x 6 points = 18 points
50 points possible
ARTICLE SUMMARIES include three sets of TWO ARTICLES. Each student will choose two articles dealing with American Indian issues for each set due. A short, typed summary with your comments and a bibliographic citation for each article should be submitted to the instructor. Citations should include the author, title of the article, source, date, and page number.
The BOOK REVIEW will be a 2-3 page paper on The Lakota Way.
PAPER/EDUCATION PROJECT will be typed, double-spaced and a minimum of
five pages in length. Topics may deal
with a variety of areas including archaeology, anthropology, education,
religion, history, government, economics, art, or literature. Sources should be properly cited. Education majors will prepare a course
project in lieu of a paper. This project
will encourage integrated curriculum
development through course preparation and unit lessons, including classroom activities
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale based on the highest total number of points received by any student in the class.
96% and above = A
90-95% = A-
87-89% = B+
83-36% = B
80-82% = B-
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
59% and below = Failing
Rubric for assessing history examinations and papers:
As stated in the Presentation College catalog, “Each student is expected to attend every class session and be on time. If for any reason a student must be absent from class, the responsibility of making up work rests entirely upon the student.”
n Topics covered will include a great deal of information NOT necessarily found in the texts.
n Students are expected to contact the instructor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if an absence will result in missing any graded work. Students should take exams ahead of time if they know that they will be absent.
n All weather-related closings are the decision of the Administration. Local radio and television stations will announce these.
HISTORY AND THE AMERICAN INDIAN (HS313)
THREE SEMESTER HOURS
Topics, Readings, and Due Dates
Aug. 28/30 - Course Introduction; Utter 1-12, 159-161
Sept. 4/6 - Pre-Columbian Native America
Sept. 11/13 - Article Summaries Due; Colonial America; Utter 79-131
Sept. 18/20 - Test #1; American Revolution
Sept. 25/27 - The Confederation Period
Oct. 9/11 - Oct. 9 – No Class (Fall
Break); Indians and the Constitution;
Utter 239-278; Article Summaries Due
16/18 - Early 19th Century
23/25 - Westward Expansion and the Southwest;
Book Review Due
Oct. 30/1 - Test #2; Westward Expansion and the Northern Plains
Nov. 6/8 - Late 19th Century
Nov. 13/15 - Early 20th Century; Utter 57-78
Nov. 20/22 - Late 20th Century; Utter 291-306;
Nov. 22 – No Class (Thanksgiving)
Nov. 27/29 - Where the Spirit Lives; Paper/Education Unit Due
4/6 - Article Summaries Due; Education
and Current Issues;
Dec. 10-13 (MTWR) - Test #3 TBA