American Indian Studies

  • UMM Students
  • UMM Students
  • UMM Students
  • UMM Students

History in the making. Because of its unique history, Morris is a great place to pursue American Indian Studies.

The American Indian Studies major and minor is designed to enhance a student’s awareness and their overall knowledge about sovereignty and the diversity of Indigenous cultures throughout all of Native North America.
Students are required to engage and learn, within a globalized context, American Indian:

  • History
  • Policies
  • Cultures
  • Literature
  • Language
  • Arts
  • Sciences
  • Other creative endeavors

American Indian Studies promotes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Communication Skills

that are rooted in Indigenous knowledge systems and community involvement.

The curriculum emphasizes the role of the student as an active learner and participant within a growing and vibrant Intertribal campus community.


  • Community
  • History and Oral Tradition
  • Sovereignty and Law
  • Language and Literature
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Creativity
  • Global