before Europeans; People, Land & Resources (1770s - 1790)
Keep these ‘key questions’ in mind as you go through
the content in the three weeks which make up Unit One.
- When does history begin in the Northwest? Whose voices should be included
in that history?
- What is the importance of regional history to the national story? What
is the importance of the national
story to regional history?
- What do we gain by studying conflicting origin stories (i.e., the standard
migration theory versus oral tradition regarding tribal origins and, in
some cases, migrations). What is the value of each? Can a single history
integrate them in a manner satisfactory to all people involved?
- How does geography influence the history we tell of a region?
- In what way does the attempt to integrate traditional Indian oral history
change the classical historical story? Can the two ever
be fully integrated? Should they be?
Proceed to Week
One Content – click here or on button above.