History, for all its facts and figures, names and dates, is ultimately subjective - based on the point of view of your teacher or textbook. Now, the Great Courses has partnered with Smithsonian to bring you a course that reveals new perspectives on the historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples and their significant impact on this country, in order to expand your understanding of American History. Native Peoples of North America, pairs the unmatched resources and expertise of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian with the unparalleled knowledge of Professor Daniel M. Cobb of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide a multidisciplinary view of American history. This insightful and unique 24-lecture course is filled with exclusive images, rare artifacts, and fascinating insights from the famed Smithsonian collections. Narrating along with these dazzling visuals, you'll hear Professor Cobb present some new perspectives on the American Revolution, Cherokee removal, the Civil War, and the Indian Wars. You'll delve into the seemingly familiar story of Westward Expansion to discover the stories of the American Indian people who fought and negotiated to preserve their ancestral lands. As the Smithsonian curators stated, "The past never changes. But the way we understand it, learn about it, and know about it changes all the time." Be prepared - this course is going to change how you understand American history. And no matter how much you know about this subject, at the conclusion, you will be surprised at how much you've learned.
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