In this course we will read twentieth century novels by American Indian authors that feature the paranormal. Students will research the origins of American Indians as “human commodities,” as “blood thirty savages,” and as the “noble,” but vanishing savages. The semester texts are included below but do not include the articles I will be bringing to class. In addition we will analyze Native and non-native films, and have lively discussions focused on student research (yours). Two term papers and bi-weekly mini papers make up the bulk of the written work. The course is reading intensive and fun!