HIST14M: “Black Indians”: The Making of an Identity





Tiya Miles
Fall 2019, Wednesday, 12-2pm

This seminar will explore intersections in African American and Native American histories with an emphasis on pivotal moments in the shaping of a modern identity referred to as “Black Indian.” Students in this seminar will explore and analyze historical contexts and contingencies leading to thick interactions between people of African descent and indigenous Americans as well as experiential testimony by individuals asserting mixed race and/or bi-cultural Afro-Native identities. During our time together, students will discover not only the impact that black and native peoples have had on one another, but also the impact they (and ideas about them) have had on the development and sustainment of an American national identity.

See also: Fall 2019