History 594 (201) Readings in Aboriginal History
This course is an introduction to the practices and perspectives of Indigenous history. We will read some of the best recent works in Indigenous history in Canada, the United States, and beyond, and will also engage some of the more fractious debates within this interdisciplinary area of research and writing. While we will touch on a number of themes, we will pay particular attention to the challenges of researching and representing Aboriginal epistemologies, the connections between Aboriginal history and other fields, and creative uses of diverse sources and writing strategies to craft compelling narratives. The ethics of doing Aboriginal history and the connections between the pasts we study and presents in which we are all implicated will also be on our minds throughout the term.