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This course will explore changes that transformed the lives of American Indian tribes and their future after the arrival of Europeans. We will try to understand the impact Europeans had on American Indians and the complications that interactions between these groups had on the American Indians' way of life that continue to the present. We will examine political and social institutions and the establishment and location of tribal groups. What are tribes, and how are they defined? We will also look at reservations and the impact of the school system on American Indian societies.