For your Article Review you may choose any scholarly article that deals with a Native American topic of interest. You MAY NOT use a newspaper article. I suggest that you first look at American Indian Quarterly, American Historical Review, Journal of American History, American Anthropologist, or the Southwest Historical Quarterly. All of these journals are at the RGC library and some can be found in the ACC electronic databases. Another excellent source is the Handbook of North American Indians edited by William Sturtevant. Other useful journals include American Indian Culture & Research Journal, and the Pacific Historical Review Your review is due MARCH 8 and should be roughly 500 words in length. Make sure to:
1. Discuss the authorís purpose in writing the article. Was the
author exploring new information or discoveries? Was he/she questioning
older evaluations and interpretations? Did he/she evaluate the arguments
of others? Other purposes?
2. Summarize the article. How does the author prove his/her argument?
3. Your evaluation of the article. Was it convincing? Interesting? Useful?
4. Include a copy of your article.
5. Include a bibliography that lists, in correct form, any sources that you used.
6. Make sure to proofread your review to eliminate errors of spelling, grammar, construction, typing, etc... This WILL affect your grade.
Instead of reviewing a scholarly article, you may instead review a movie that deals substantially with Native Americans or Native issues. For films owned by ACC go to my media page. Don't forget to brows through the feature films lists. You might also want to look at Indian Television and Movie Reviews,Native Media, Films with Native Themes, Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies edited by Mark Carnes or Hollywood as Historian edited by Peter Rollins to help give you some ideas about other movies to review. Your review is due MARCH 8 and should be roughly 500 words in length. Make sure to:
1. Summarize the plot and who were the main characters. What were the
main issues concerning American Indians?
2. Evaluate the movie as a historian. How accurate was the portrayal of the Indian characters? Were there any egregious mistakes concerning the characters, chronology, or events? Did you detect any particular bias for or against Indians? Was the depiction of the Indian characters reasonably complete or was there something missing. What does this suggest?
3. How valuable was this movie? What is your reaction to it? Why?
4. Include a bibliography that lists, in correct form, any sources that you used
5. Make sure to proofread your review to eliminate errors of spelling, grammar, construction, typing, etc... This WILL affect your grade.