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Colonial Impact: Yurok and Southeastern Indians (1800-1907)

Colonial Relations Among the Yurok Communities and the Native nations of the Southeast.

Analysis:

What are the major colonial impacts in terms of:

1. Geopolitical (hegemonic, competitive and/or administrative) relations. What are the ways in which differing geopolitical relations affected social change among the Yurok and Southeastern tribes. [define relevant terms of political colonialism, provide historical overview w/ examples]

2. Markets such as fur trade and cotton market among the Southeastern Nations and fishing among the Yurok. What are the impacts for social change created by market incorporation and changing economic conditions. [define logic of market incorporations, provide historical overview w/ examples, conclusion about social change]

3. Western cultural features (i.e. Christianity, values for profit-making, examples of new American style government) that affected change and adaptation among the Yurok and Southeastern tribes. [define modes of cultural exchange, provide historical overview w/ examples, conclusion about social change]

4. Analysis. What is the combination of colonial impacts that forced significant change upon the Yurok and Southeastern tribes? [combine all 3 arguments, combined conclusion about social change]

5. Critique theories of colonial impact. What do the theories tell us and what do they fail to take into account. What is a more complete argument... suggestions for a more complete argument? [critique logic of the colonialism argument, present alternative of more complete possible argument]

Books:
Standing Ground: Yurok Indian spirituality, 1850-1990 by Thomas Buckley
Social Order and Political Change: Constitutional Governments Among the Cherokee, The Choctaw, The Chickasaw, and The Creek by Duane Champagne

Solution Summary

Referring to colonial relations among the Yurok Communities and the Native nations of the Southeast, this solution examines the major colonial impact on these communities and nations in terms of five dimensions e.g. geopolitical, market incorporation, cultural and the colonialism argument, etc.

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