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Indigenous History of North America

A drawing of Three Chiefs of the Huron Indians, Residing at La Jeune Lorette from 1825 by Charles Joseph Hullmandel

This course examines the Indigenous History of North America. Through our weekly readings and seminar discussions, we will explore themes as diverse as Euro-Indigenous relations, sovereignty and possession, warfare and slavery, the fur trade and métissage (cultural hybridity), religion and spirituality, women and gender, dispossession and destruction, and reclamation and revival. Over the span of the course, students will acquire knowledge of the ethnohistory of Indigenous societies and cultures as well as gain knowledge of the political history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States. Through this course, students will also understand contemporary Indigenous issues, their foundations, and their social and political impacts.


Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.