Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Natives and Empires
0.5 Credit

This course examines the historical experiences of Native societies as they came into contact and interacted with empires. Such encounters encompassed first contacts, commercial networks, cultural exchanges, "colonial projects," legislative frontiers, violence, and diverse forms of resistance (among many other things) over several different centuries and geographic regions of the world. Selected topics for the course may include: representations of Aboriginal peoples; inter-Indigenous relations; contact zones; conquest; violence and resistance; trade and work; "colonial projects"; missions; and governmental policies towards First peoples.{C,G}

Additional Course Information
3 lecture hours