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Course Schedule (subject to change)

Week 1. January 12: Website Tutorial and Film Festival

  • Looking for Ms. Locklear
  • Real Indian
  • Sounds of Faith
  • YouTube Selections

Week 2. January 19: Library Tutorial and In-class Guest: Glenn Ellen Starr Stilling

Meet in Davis Library, Room 247, 2:00 pm

Week 3. January 26: Ethnogenesis–visit to Research Labs of Archaeology

  • Etheridge and Hudson, eds., The Transformation of the Southeastern Indians, 1540-1760 (2002, University Press of Mississippi), chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7
  • Stanley Knick, “Because it is Right” [Blackboard]
  • Weekly Reflection Paper Due

Week 4. Feb 2: Kinship and Race

  • Johnson, Guy B. “Personality in a White-Indian-Negro community” [Blackboard]
  • Daniel R. Mandell, “Shifting Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity: Indian-Black Intermarriage in Southern New England, 1760-1880,” The Journal of American History (Sept 1998), 466-501.
  • Gary B. Nash, “The Hidden history of Mestizo America,” The Journal of American History (December 1995), 941-964.
  • Weekly Reflection Paper Due

Week 5. Feb 9: Ethnicity and Place—In class Guests: Southern Oral History Project

  • Karen Blu, “Where Do you Stay At?” [Blackboard]
  • Blu/Sider excerpts [TBD]
  • Weekly Reflection Paper Due

Week 6. Feb 16: Gender—In-class Guests: Louise Maynor & Josephine Humphreys

  • Josephine Humphreys, Nowhere Else on Earth (New York: Viking, 2001).
  • Complete class readings and bring in an additional source that relates specifically to your research topic. Write 1-page reflection paper about why you chose that source and how it relates to the assigned readings.

Week 7. Feb 23: Migration

Week 8. March 2: Expressive Culture—In-class Guests: Willie Lowery & Randolph Umberger

  • Susan Gardner, “‘Weaving an Epic Story:’ Ella Cara Deloria’s Pageant for the Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina, 1940-1941” [Blackboard]
  • Strike at the Wind! [Blackboard]
  • Outline of Exhibit due

March 9—NO CLASS

Week 9. March 16: Resistance—Required trip to Robeson County

  • W. McKee Evans, To die game: the story of the Lowry Band, Indian guerillas of Reconstruction (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995).
  • Outline Revision due

Week 10. March 23: Citizenship

  • Malinda Maynor Lowery, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2010), Preface, Introduction.
  • Weekly Reflection Paper Due

Week 11. March 30: Religion and Education

  • Maynor, “Making Christianity Sing” [Blackboard]
  • Lowery, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South, chapter 1.
  • 10 minute presentation due on your topic

Week 12. April 6: Politics

  • Lowery, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South, chapters 2-7, Conclusion.
  • 1st polish of exhibit due; Experts make first round of comments

Week 13. April 13: Civil Rights—Required Trip to Robeson County

Week 14. April 20

  • Incorporate first round of comments into webpage
  • Experts make second round of comments
  • Prepare draft of powerpoint slides and presentation text for final web conference

Week 15. April 27: Recognition

  • Sider and Blu, excerpts
  • David E. Wilkins, “Breaking into the Intergovernmental Matrix: The Lumbee Tribe’s Efforts to Secure Federal Acknowledgement” [Blackboard]
  • Final online exhibit due

FINAL EXAM: Thursday, May 6, 12:00 pm

  • Web Conference
  • Self- and Project evaluations due

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