There are two popular narratives about Native Americans. The first is that their ancestors reached the Americas via the Bering Strait some 13,000 years ago. The second is that the majority died from infectious diseases when Columbus et al.
In Encounters in Native America, students will explore the complex history of cross-cultural encounters between Native peoples and other groups in North America.
Representations of American Indians have played a significant role in the formation of popular culture and science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres.