Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

ANT 295-02 - Special Topic: Nature and Culture on the American Prairie

4 credits (Fall)
The North American prairie has been occupied by humans for 8,000 years. Two hundred years ago, new cultures entered the region and transformed it through their farming practices into “America’s breadbasket,” virtually eliminating the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. We will examine indigenous adaptations to the prairie, the destructive effects of Euro-American agricultural systems, and the evolving relationship between humans and the land and relations among the different cultures that now occupy the region.

Prerequisite: ANT 104 .
Instructor: Andelson