Check out this new course in AMST, which has seats available. Here is the info:
AMST 150: Indigenous Middletown: Native Histories of the Wangunk Indian People
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:20-11:40am in CAMS 1
This is a writing intensive course in which students will be introduced to the new field of settler colonial studies, the rapidly transforming field of critical indigenous studies, along with Native American history and historiography addressing southern New England. Taking up a decolonizing methodological approach, the class will focus on the sparsely documented history of the Wangunk Indian Tribe, the indigenous people of the place we call “Middletown,” also known as Mattabesett. The Wangunk people, part of the Algonquin cultural group, historically presided over both sides of the Connecticut River in present-day Middletown and Portland. Although regarded as “extinct” by settlers by the time the American Revolution broke, Wangunk individuals continue to live into the 21st century.