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Iverson, Peter

Works: 37 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 12,482 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Sources  Treaties  Military history 
Roles: Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: E99.N3, B
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The Plains Indians of the twentieth century ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven articles by leading scholars on the history and life of twentieth century Plains Indians
The Navajos by Peter Iverson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history, culture, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Navajo Indians
We are still here : American Indians in the twentieth century by Peter Iverson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of American Indians, discussing events that characterized the struggles of Native Americans to survive and maintain their homes and traditions in each of six distinct time periods, from 1890 to 1997
When Indians became cowboys : native peoples and cattle ranching in the American West by Peter Iverson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focusing on the northern plains and the Southwest, Iverson traces the rise and fall of individual and tribal cattle industries against the backdrop of changing federal Indian policies. He describes the Indian Bureau's inability to recognize that most nineteenth-century reservations were better suited to ranching than farming. Even though allotment and leasing stifled ranching, livestock became symbols and ranching a new means of resisting, adapting, and living - for remaining Native. In the twentieth century, allotment, leasing, non-Indian competition, and a changing regional economy have limited the long-term economic success of Indian ranching. Although the New Deal era saw some marked improvements in Native ranching operations, Iverson suggests that since the 1960s, Indian and non-Indian ranchers alike have faced the same dilemma that confronted Indians in the nineteenth century: they are surrounded by a society that does not understand them and has different priorities for their land. Cattle ranching is no more likely to disappear than are the Indian communities themselves, but cowboys and Indians, who share a common sense of place and tradition, also share an uncertain future
Barry Goldwater native Arizonan by Peter Iverson ( )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goldwater entered politics as a Phoenix City Council representative and then served his state and the nation as U.S. senator from 1953 through 1964 and again from 1969 through 1986. Returning in 1987 to Phoenix, he has remained an active, vocal participant in the life of his community. This new interpretive biography presents an informed and even-handed analysis of Goldwater that will be of interest to anyone who wants a better understanding of the man, his time, and his place
The Navajo nation by Peter Iverson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlos Montezuma and the changing world of American Indians by Peter Iverson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Carlos Montezuma (1866-1923) was one of the great Native American crusaders for Indian rights in the early twentieth century. This biography by an authority on Southwest Indian history tells a dramatic story that sheds light both on Montezuma's career and on the movements he influenced. A southern Arizona Yavapai called Wassaja by his parents, Montezuma was captured by rival tribesman as a boy and sold to a white man who gave him the name by which we know him. Trained as a physician, his career as a reformer began when he went to work at the Carlisle Indian School, for here--in addition to serving as physician to the famous Carlisle football team--he was able to meet many of the people centrally involved in the administration of federal Indian policy. Shortly after the turn of the century Montezuma emerged as a national leader of Native American affairs. He helped to found the Society of American Indians and became increasingly involved in the affairs of the Fort McDowell Yavapai reservation, earning fame among pan-Indian activists and among his own people in Arizona and attaining notoriety in the BIA
Diné : a history of the Navajos by Peter Iverson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on archival research, traditional accounts, interviews, historic and contemporary photographs, and firsthand observation, Iverson provides a detailed and up-to-date portrait of the Diné, past and present. An essential resource for anyone interested in Navajo Indians
The Navajos : a critical bibliography by Peter Iverson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A massive literature exists for the history and culture of American Indians, but the quality of that literature is very uneven. At its best it compares well with the finest scholarship and most interesting reading to be found anywhere. At its worst it may take the form of malicious fabrication. It is, after all, a history of hundreds, if not thousands, of human communities spread over an entire continent and enduring through millenia of pre-Columbian years as well as the five centuries that Europeans have documented since 1492
Major problems in American Indian history : documents and essays ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlos Montezuma by Peter Iverson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the Yavapai Indian who became an important advocate of Indian rights, earned a medical degree, and founded the Society of American Indians
Riders of the West : portraits from Indian rodeo by Peter Iverson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this intimate look at the world of the Indian rodeo circuit, Linda MacCannell's photographs provide a striking record of an activity that remains a significant part of life for Native Americans from Alberta to Arizona. In his engaging and informative text, Peter Iverson provides historical background on Indian rodeo and explains how rodeo has helped to reinforce the importance of place, of competition and achievement, and of family. Riders of the West will fascinate anyone who has an interest in contemporary Native American cultures or in contemporary rodeo
For our Navajo people : Diné letters, speeches & petitions, 1900-1960 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects one hundred documents - letters, speeches, and petitions - written by Diné men, women, and children, and almost all previously unpublished, provide a unique portrait of the Diné during an era (1900-1960) in which they were fighting to defend their lands and to build the Navajo Nation
Navajo code talkers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II
The Navajo by Peter Iverson ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In recent years, the Navajos have been increasingly honored for their role as "code talkers" during World War II, as evidenced by the 2002 movie Windtalkers. The Navajos largely reside on a 25,000-square-mile reservation in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest
We will secure our future : empowering the Navajo nation by Peterson Zah ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indians in American history : an introduction ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evolving Navajo nation : Diné continuity within change by Peter Iverson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Indians and the Civil War by Robert K Sutton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 20,000 American Indians fought in the Civil War, some for the Union and some for the Confederacy. Though some opposed slavery and others held slaves, this was not their driving issue. Most were fighting to remain independent on their own lands. This publication is adding tribal voices to another chapter of American history. It documents oral tradition for generations to come while validating generations past
Native American tribalism : Indian survivals and renewals by D'Arcy McNickle ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contrary to the white man's early expectations, the Indian tribes of North America neither vanished nor assimilated. Despite almost four hundred years of contact with the dominant--and often domineering--Western civilization, Native Americans have maintained their cultural identity, the size,social organization, and frequently the location of their population, and their unique position before the law. Now brought up to date with a new introduction by Peter Iverson, this classic book reviews the history of contact between whites and Indians, explaining how the aboriginal inhabitants ofNorth America have managed to remain an ethnic and cultural enclave within American and Canadian society from colonial times to the present day. The late D'Arcy McNickle--renowned anthropologist and member of the Flathead Tribe of Montana--shows that while Native Americans have always been eager to adopt the knowledge and technology of white society, they carefully adapt these changes to fit into their own culture. He maintains thatby emphasizing tribal self-determination, the federal government can best help Native Americans to modernize and achieve independence even as they preserve their ancient heritage. Iverson's introduction to the new edition discusses McNickle's singular contribution to Native American Studies, andprovides an overview of recent events and scholarship in the field. He has also brought up to date the appendix describing the geographical distribution of the principle tribes in the United States and Canada. With its comprehensive coverage and unique perspective, the new edition of Native American Tribalism is essential reading for those who want to understand the past and present of our first Americans
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Alternative Names
Iverson, Peter J.
Iverson, Peter James
Iverson, Peter James, 1944-
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