Native Peoples of the Far West in AP* US History (AP* Annual Conference)

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Friday, July 15, 2016 at Hilton - 2nd Fl, Pacific B, AP® Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA

Starts at 3:30 PM · Ends at 4:45 PM, EST (America/New_York)

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Co-authors of America's History, James Henretta and Eric Hinderaker present at the AP® Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.


This session will provide instructors with a teaching strategy and instructional materials for discussing native peoples as central actors during European expansion into the Far West. The presenters will distribute and examine with participants source materials from history, cartography, art, and archaeology that show how three resident peoples had adapted to their environments: hunter-gathers along the resource-rich Pacific coast; hunter-gathers in the resource-scarce world of the Great Basin; and the irrigation-dependent horticulturalists in the arid Southwest. The materials and discussion will show how these adaptions made it difficult for the colonizing powers — Americans, Russians, and Spanish — to co-opt or exploit any of these groups. They will also show how mid-nineteenth-century technologies, such as railroads, allowed European-Americans to subjugate native populations and settle those regions.


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Hilton - 2nd Fl, Pacific B, AP® Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA