UCOR-1600 : Indigenous Peoples of North West

University Core | University Core | UG

  • LSAP Goal 1 Response to the Cry of the Earth
  • LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 4 Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles
  • LSAP Goal 6 Ecological Spirituality
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities

About this Course

If the land beneath Seattle University could speak, what would it tell us? What account would it offer of its first inhabitants and their legacies? This course Introductionduces students to the culture, art, stories, and experiences of the Indigenous Peoples living in the areas now known as Oregon, Washington, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska. It reveals excluded stories and brings students into contact with present-day representatives of these cultures. It seeks both to cultivate a more careful attitude toward our present, immediate space and to use local history as a microcosm for thematic interests.