Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Anth 320 Native Americans of the Northwest Coast

Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest coast are among the most affluent, diverse, and complex hunting-gathering peoples in the world. This course examines the unity and diversity of these cultures from Alaska to the Oregon-California border by tracing their historical evolution and responses to contemporary problems. Topics include: subsistence economies and resource tenure, social identity, art, ceremonial and spiritual life, culture change and revitalization, and modern indigenous-state relations.




Recommended prerequisites: Anth 103, 314 or 313.
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