Credits: 3 credits
Students explore the history of the Indigenous peoples of what is now Canada. The course begins with pre-contact perspectives, however, emphasis is on the social, cultural, political, economic and military interactions between Indigenous peoples and newcomers. Examples are drawn from all regions to reveal the breadth and variety of Indigenous culture, history, and experience. Topics include Indigenous involvement in the fur trade and later economic developments, the treaty-making process, and Indigenous responses to government policy.
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