- Turtle Island Confederacies: Relationships and Balance
- Founding Narratives: The Evolution of Ancient Athenian and Early American Democracy
- Post-Contact Indigenous Governance
- Balancing Individual Interests and the Common Good
Additional resources for Turtle Island Confederacies: Relationships & Balance and Post-Contact Indigenous Governance (click here to download as a PDF)
- Anishinabek Nation. https://www.anishinabek.ca/education-resources/
- Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Three versions of the 1836, 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties between the United States and the Ojibwe. https://www.glifwc.org/TreatyRights/treaties.html
- Hansen, Terri. “How the Iroquois Great Law of Peace Shaped U.S. Democracy.” Native Voices, PBS, December 17, 2018,www.pbs.org/native-america/blogs/native-voices/how-the-iroquois-great-law-of-peace-shaped-us-democracy/.
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- Witgen, Michael. An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Excerpt about the alliance formed in 1660 between the Anishinaabeg, Muskekowuck-athinuwick, and Dakota: https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/toc/14944_toc.html
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Additional resources for Founding Narratives: The Evolution of Ancient Athenian and Early American Democracy (click here to download as a PDF)
- Aeschylus. The Eumenides. Translated by Ian Johnston. Johnstoniatexts.com, 2012. http://johnstoniatexts.x10host.com/aeschylus/eumenideshtml.html
- Aristophanes. The Acharnians. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1893. https://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Greek/Acharnians.php
- Aristophanes. Knights. Edited by Robert Alexander Neil. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1966. http://johnstoniatexts.x10host.com/aristophanes/knightshtml.html
- Euripides. “Orestes.” Translated by Ian Johnston. Johnstoniatexts.com, 2010. johnstoniatexts.x10host.com/euripides/oresteshtml.html.
- Euripides. “Suppliant Women.” Poetry in Translation, Translated by George Theodoridis, 2007. www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Greek/SuppliantWomen.php.
- Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War, translated by Rex Warner. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1968. http://classics.mit.edu/Thucydides/pelopwar.html
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- Hall, Edith. Greek Tragedy: Suffering under the Sun, Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Longo, Oddone. “Theater of the Polis.” Nothing to Do with Dionysus: Athenian Drama in its Social Context, edited by John J. Winkler and Froma I. Zeitlin, Princeton University Press, 1990, pp. 97-129.
- Ricks, Thomas. First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country. Harper Collins, 2020.
Enlightenment Thought and Ideologies
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