The availability of on-line media today is ideal for illustrating how American Indians are popularly portrayed and for showing how actual uses of media are being leveraged to articulate personal, tribal, and more general Native American identities and a contemporary national (and global) presence. Contemporary and historical media also offer exemplary platforms for understanding the various ways people have for conceptualizing social differences and similarities and the processes through which such conceptions take root/ find form. The two goals of this grant are: 1. to enhance the seminar-style dimension through the use of technology, for enabling on-line real-time response during lecture (live chatting) and for gauging student comprehension, and 2. to fully integrate a range of media into my lectures, improving their pedagogical effectiveness and efficiency of access.