Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2017

NATAMST 120AC | CCN: 19805

Photography and the American Indian: Manifest Destiny, American Frontier, and Image

Diane Pearson,

4 Units


This course explores the development of photography, historical photographs of Indigenous peoples, Black Indians, and the push to win the American West. Central to the course are research methods that deconstruct stereotypical representations of Native Americans, African Americans (who either married into Native nations, were owned by Native peoples, or who joined the military to fight Native peoples), and the theories and methods that influenced photography.