American Indian History: 1900 to the Present, led by Donald Fixico, Arizona State University

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Taking a social and cultural historical approach, this course is about Native peoples in modern America from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. It begins with the idea of the Vanishing Race in the 1890s and follows the history of American Indians through the era of boarding schools, urbanization, the Vietnam era, Nixon administration, the rise of the Indian gaming industry, and the mascot controversies. The discussion focuses on the themes of conflict over natural resources, tribal sovereignty, racism, activism, and the tension between assimilating into Western society and maintaining an authentic American Indian culture.


  • Twelve lectures
  • Primary source readings that complement the lectures
  • A certificate of completion for 15 hours of professional development credit

Readings: The suggested readings for each session will be listed on the “Resources” link on the course site. You are not required to read or purchase any print materials. Quizzes are based on the lectures.

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LEAD SCHOLAR: Donald Fixico

Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole) is Regents and Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University. A policy historian and hnohistorian, Professor Fixico's work focuses on American Indians, oral history and the U.S. West. Prior to joining the ASU faculty, Prof. Fixico was the Thomas Bowlus Distinguished Professor of American Indian History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholar and founding director of the Center for Indigenous Nations Studies at the University of Kansas.