Assignment for May 5

Tuesday, May 5 – PAPER DUE

Write a 3,000-word essay documenting the process and outcome of your research project.  Connect your insights to the assigned readings and to your colleagues’ presentations wherever possible.  Support your narrative/argument with citations and bibliography in an appropriate style.  Give your polished paper an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for April 28, 30

Tuesday, April 28 – PRESENTATIONS

Thursday, April 30 – PRESENTATIONS

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings.  Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course.  Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length.  Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (4 copies) bearing your name and project title.

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Assignments for April 21, 23

Tuesday, April 21 –

Continue work on your research project.
NO CLASS MEETING.

Thursday, April 23 – REPORT DUE

Write a 500-word essay recounting the progress of your research project over the past month.  Speculate on the organization of your final paper, being as specific as possible.  Append an annotated bibliography of sources you have consulted, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style.  Give your polished report an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for April 14, 16

Tuesday, April 14 –

Read the article “The Whole Universe Is My Cathedral”; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

“The Whole Universe Is My Cathedral”

Thursday, April 16 –

Read selected excerpts from Walking Thunder; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

Walking Thunder: Diné Medicine Woman

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Assignments for April 7, 9

Tuesday, April 7 –

Read selected excerpts from Songprints; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

Songprints: The Musical Experience of Five Shoshone Women

Thursday, April 9 –

Read selected excerpts from Lakota Woman and Ohitika Woman; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

Lakota Woman
Ohitika Woman

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Assignments for March 31, April 2

Tuesday, March 31 –

Read selected excerpts from Sanapia; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

Sanapia: Comanche Medicine Woman

Thursday, April 2 –

Read selected excerpts from Mountain Wolf Woman; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder

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Assignments for March 17, 19

Tuesday, March 17 –

Explore the research resources listed on the Research page; come prepared to outline what you found and to discuss your potential research topic(s).

Thursday, March 19 – PROPOSAL DUE

Write a 500-word essay detailing the focus, methodology, and significance of your project.  Illustrate your exposition with specific references to the assigned readings and to your research sources.  Append a preliminary bibliography of relevant books, articles, and websites, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style.  Give your polished proposal an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for March 10, 12

stewartTuesday, March 10 –

Read pages 293-317 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 11. The Navajo

Read selected excerpts from State of Arizona vs. Mary Attakai; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

State of Arizona vs. Mary Attakai

Thursday, March 12 –

Read pages 319-336 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 12. Recent Developments

Peyote Today

Read selected excerpts from The Peyote Road; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

The Struggle for Constitutional Protection

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Assignments for March 3, 5

stewartTuesday, March 3 –

Read pages 239-264 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 9. An International Church and the Further Spread of Peyotism on the High Plains

Bannock and Shoshone
Cree, Chippewa, Blackfoot, Assiniboine
Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara
Chippewa, Sioux, Blackfoot, Cree

Read selected excerpts from Turtle Lung Woman’s Granddaughter; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

Turtle Lung Woman’s Granddaughter

Thursday, March 5 –

Read pages 265-292 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 10. The Development of Peyotism in the Far West

Gosiute, Western Shoshone
Washo, Northern Paiute
Southern Paiute

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Assignments for February 24, 26

stewartTuesday, February 24 –

Read pages 183-209 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 7. The Spread of Peyotism Beyond Oklahoma (cont.)

Northern Cheyenne, Crow
Northern Arapaho, Wind River Shoshone
Ute, Taos

Read selected excerpts from Menomini Peyotism; come prepared to discuss passages you find interesting:

Menomini Peyotism

Thursday, February 26 –

Read pages 211-238 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 8. Efforts to Pass a Federal Law

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