Tuesday, January 26, 2021: Introduction to Spatial History and Native America

  • We will discuss in class Richard White’s “What is Spatial History?” as well as define key terms in both Native American history and Spatial History.

Thursday, January 28, 2021: Indigenous Land, Space, and Place

Exhibit Label #1 Due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, February 2, 2021: Indigenous Place Making and Maps

  • Lisa Brooks, “Prologue: Caskoak, The Place of Peace,” in Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019), 17-23.

  • Christine M. DeLucia, “Introduction: Placemaking and Memorializing After the Great Watershed,” in Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast (New Haven: Yale University Press), 1-25.

  • In class Spatial Project: Lisa Brooks, Our Beloved Kin: Remapping A New History of King Philip’s War.

Thursday, February 4, 2021: Indigenous Landscapes, Web Mapping, and Map Warper

Exhibit Label #2 Due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, February 9, 2021: Encounter and Settler Colonialism

  • Dunbar-Ortiz, “The Culture of Conquest,” pg. 32-55.

  • Dunbar-Ortiz, “Bloody Footprints,” pg. 56-77.

  • What is Settler Colonialism?”

Thursday, February 11, 2021: Cartography and Maps

Exhibit Label #3 Due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, February 16, 2021: Indigenous Movement and Removal

  • Dunbar-Ortiz, “The Last of the Mohicans and Andrew Jackson’s White Republic,” pg. 95-116.

  • Oberg, “Relocations and Removes,” 141-170.

Thursday, February 18, 2021: Native American Spatial History and Geographic Information Systems

Exhibit Label #4 Due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, February 23, 2021: The Contact Zone and Encounter in the American West

Thursday, February 25, 2021: Space, Place, and Video Games

Exhibit Label #5 Due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Violence and Indigenous Resistance

Thursday, March 4, 2021: Story Maps and Indigenous/White Violence

Tuesday, March 9 , 2021: Reconstruction, Allotment, and Reservation Life

Thursday, March 11, 2021: Spatial Public History

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: Serving the Nation Abroad: World War 1, World War II, and the Cold War

Thursday, March 18, 2021: Introduction to Omeka for final project and work day

Final Project Proposal due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, March 23, 2021: The New Deal to Termination

Thursday, March 25, 2021: Knight Lab Exploration

Research Annotations and Argument due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, March 30, 2021: Boarding School Spaces

  • Brenda Child, “From Reservation to Boarding School,” in Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families: 1900-1940 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998),9-25.

  • Mary Anette Pember, “Death by Civilization,” The Atlantic, March 8, 2019.

  • Jacqueline Fear-Segal, “The History and Reclamation of a Sacred Space: The Indian School Cemetery,” in Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations (Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2016), 152-184.

  • Mapping American Indian Federal Board Schools blog post

  • In class Spatial History projects: Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories.

Thursday, April 1, 2021: Google Maps and Residential Schools

Tuesday, April 6, 2021: SPRING BREAK, No Class.

Thursday, April 8, 2021: SPRING BREAK, No Class.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021: Relocation

Thursday, April 15, 2021: Relocation continued

First Draft of Exhibit due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, April 20, 2021: The American Indian Movement and Red Power

Thursday, April 22, 2021: Gazetteers and Digital Collections

Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Environmental Activism, Colonialism, and Indigenous Recognition

  • Oberg, “Sovereign Nations and Colonized Nations,” 281-291.

  • Nick Serpe, “Indigenous Resistance Is Post-Apocalyptic, with Nick Estes,Dissent, July 31, 2019.

  • Matthew Jennings and Gordon Johnston, “Introduction and Overview,” in Ocmulgee National Monument: A Brief History with Field Notes (Macon: Mercer University Press, 2018), 1-12.

Thursday, April 29, 2021: Deep Mapping

Final Draft of Exhibit Due Sunday at 11:59 PM

Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Recognition and Reassertion; where we’re going from here.

  • Oberg, “Sovereign Nations and Colonized Nations,” 292-302.

  • Dunbar-Ortiz, “Conclusion: The Future of the United States,” 218-236.

  • Gwen Westerman and Bruce White, “Reclaiming Dakota Places in Minnesota,” in Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012), 206-208.

Thursday, May 6, 2021: Presentation Day!

  • No Readings

  • Present your Lighting Round sessions at the University Library

  • Enjoy pizza