North American Indians

Dr. Robert Sanderson
Office hours by appointment only
Stabler Hall 401-G
Phone: 569-3173



Wendell H. Oswalt , This Land Was Theirs (seventh edition)


This course is designed to introduce students to the study of Native American peoples, or those often referred to as North American Indians. The major foci of this course are in how Native American social relationships are formed, how they are organized, how they change, and how they persist over time. Because of the intricacies and complexities of the numerous Native American cultural groups that once inhabited the entire North American continent, explorations of the cultures will be organized by cultural areas, rather than by encyclopedic survey of each group. Though this will hardly serve as justice to peoples whose heritage is rich in every aspect of culture, it will at least introduce students to the uniqueness of the indigenous inhabitants of this continent.


It is the policy of UALR to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal and state law. Any disabled student who needs accommodation, for example, in seating placement or in arrangements for examinations, should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. The chair of the department offering this course is also available to assist with accommodations. Disabled students are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Support Services, located in the Donaghey Student Center, telephone 569-3143.