Generally, Americans view the settlement of Europeans in North America from the point of view of the Europeans. The process appears quite different when viewed from the point of view of the Native Americans. The interpretation of American settlement changes from one of conquest to one of invasion. Not only different times but also different cultures may shape different views of the world. Readings in Native American history and those of European understandings of the Native Americans, discussions of the readings and historians changing interpretations of events, and research into various American encounters allow students to study the changes that have taken place in the field of early American settlement and Native American history. Understanding the interactions of 16th and 17th century east coast Native Americans and Europeans allows students to gain a greater understanding of the modern clash of cultures that occurs around the globe. Falls. (PPDI)
*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.