Native Studies 102

The Imaginary Indian

Course details

The primary aim of this course is to introduce students to the theme of the evolution of the concept of “Indianness” and the creation of white images of the Indian in Canada and the United States. On the basis of this main theme students will trace, from a historical perspective, the origins of the concept of “Indianness” and also identify perceptions and beliefs widely held by Europeans about North American Indigenes in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Other related areas for examination and analysis will include the relationship between Euro-Canadians and Natives in the post-confederation period.

3 Credits - Social Sciences


This course is also featured in the following Yellowhead Tribal College programs.