Battle of the Little

Big Horn by Kicking Bear (Mato Wanartaka) c. 1898
Cultural Studies 1030

Welcome to the Frontier Heritage Homepage. This course is designed to acquaint you with the history of the North American frontier as reflected in the music, art, literature and film we will examine this quarter. Some of the common threads in these portrayals of frontier experience are related to the "character" or "nature" of Americans and Canadians.In addition, the frontier seems to be one of the chief sources of archetypes and stereotypes that inform and infect our culture; it is the ground where European culture met and was reformed by the indigenous cultures of the Americas. To get some sense of what historical periods and works the course covers take a look at the student developed Timeline for the topics and materials.

SPECIAL FACILITIES AND/OR ARRANGEMENTS: If you have a physical or cultural condition, either permanent or temporary, which you believe makes it difficult for you to participate in and/or complete the requirements of this course in the time and manner prescribed, please let me know by the end of the first week of instruction. Adaptation of methods, materials, or testing may be made as required. It is your responsibility to contact the Access Center for advice regarding adaptations.

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