Week 2

In this unit we will seek to understand the history of pre-Columbian and early colonial America through an environmental lens. Our learning objectives include:

  • Identifying elements of Native conceptions of the natural world
  • Understanding select indigenous people’s use and relationship to the natural world
  • Contrasting with European colonists’ views and practices
  • Identifying the role of non-human agents in European colonization and conquest
Indians hunting deer, originally published in 1591 by Theodor de Bry.

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