ANTH& 217: Plateau Native Peoples

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An overview of the culture and culture areas inhabited by the Sahaptian and Salish nations of the Plateau Region. A historical and contemporary view of the life ways, including Indian/non-Indian relations, adaptations and effects of contact on the Salish and Sahaptian cultures in the Plateau Region.

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  1. The Tribes that makeup the Salish and Sahaptian Nations in the Plateau Region.
  2. The cultures of the First Peoples of the Plateau regions before contact.
  3. Tribal life at the time of contact.
  4. The impact on the history and cultures of the First Peoples of the Plateau Region when different cultural systems came into contact with one another:
  5. Culture and technology: today’s issues.