Assignments for December 8, 10

npc14fMonday, December 8 —

Continue work on your research project.
NO CLASS MEETING.

Wednesday, December 10 — 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 December 1, 3, 5

npc14fMonday, December 1 —

Read selected excerpts from The Peyote Religion Among the Navaho and American Indian Religious Traditions; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

The Peyote Religion Among the Navaho

American Indian Religious Traditions

Wednesday, December 3 — PRESENTATIONS

Friday, December 5 — 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 (6 copies) bearing your name and project title.

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Assignments for November 17, 19, 21

npc14fMonday, November 17 –

Read selected excerpts from The Whole Universe Is My Cathedral; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

The Whole Universe Is My Cathedral

Wednesday, November 19 –

Read selected excerpts from Walking Thunder; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Walking Thunder

Friday, November 21 – 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 November 10, 12, 14

npc14fMonday, November 10 –

Read selected excerpts from Lakota Woman and Ohitika Woman; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Lakota Woman and Ohitika Woman

Wednesday, November 12 –

Read selected excerpts from Turtle Lung Woman’s Granddaughter and Bead on an Anthill; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Turtle Lung Woman’s Granddaughter and Bead on an Anthill

Friday, November 14 –

Continue work on your research project.
NO CLASS MEETING.

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Assignments for November 3, 5, 7

npc14fMonday, November 3 –

Read selected excerpts from Mountain Wolf Woman and Proposed Amendments to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Mountain Wolf Woman

Proposed Amendments to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act

Wednesday, November 5 –

Read selected excerpts from Menomini Peyotism and Dreamers Without Power; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Menomini Peyotism

Dreamers Without Power

Friday, November 7 –

Read selected excerpts from Songprints; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Songprints

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Assignments for October 27, 29, 31

npc14fMonday, October 27 –

Read selected excerpts from Sanapia; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Sanapia: Comanche Medicine Woman

Wednesday, October 29 –

Read selected interviews with Alice Apekaum; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Alice Apekaum interview 1, interview 2, interview 3

Friday, October 31 –

Continue work on your research project.
NO CLASS MEETING.

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Assignments for October 20, 22, 24

npc14fMonday, October 20 – 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.

Wednesday, October 22 –

Read the following article; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Objects of Purpose, Objects of Prayer

Friday, October 24 –

Read the following article; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

An Ethnobotany of Firewood in Osage Big Moon Peyotism

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Assignments for October 13, 15, 17

stewartMonday, October 13 – 

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

Wednesday, October 15 –

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

Friday, October 17 –

Spend at least thirty minutes exploring your research topic(s) on Ethnic NewsWatch; email a summary of what you learned to treaty@illinois.edu by 11:00 a.m.
NO CLASS MEETING.

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Assignments for October 6, 8, 10

stewartMonday, October 6 – 

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

Wednesday, October 8 –

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

Friday, October 10 –

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 September 29, October 1, 3

stewartMonday, September 29 –

Read pages 169-182, 376-387 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.)

Menominee, Chippewa
Northern Ponca, Sioux

Appendix B. Program of the Native American Church State Convention

Appendix C. Church Canons for the Native American Church of South Dakota

Wednesday, October 1 –

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

Friday, October 3 –

Spend at least thirty minutes exploring the News websites on the Links page of the syllabus; email a summary of what you learned to treaty@illinois.edu by 11:00 a.m.
NO CLASS MEETING.

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