Diné: A History of the Navajos




      Diné: A History of the Navajos
This comprehensive narrative traces the history of the Navajos from their origins to the beginning of the twenty first century Based on extensive archival research, traditional accounts, interviews, historic and contemporary photographs, and firsthand observation, it provides a detailed, up to date portrait of the Dine past and present that will be essential for scholars, students, and interested general readers, both Navajo and non Navajo.As Iverson points out, Navajo identity is rooted in the land bordered by the four sacred mountains At the same time, the Navajos have always incorporated new elements, new peoples, and new ways of doing things The author explains how the Dine remember past promises, recall past sacrifices, and continue to build upon past achievements to construct and sustain North America s largest native community Provided is a concise and provocative analysis of Navajo origins and their relations with the Spanish, with other Indian communities, and with the first Anglo Americans in the Southwest Following an insightful account of the traumatic Long Walk era and of key developments following the return from exile at Fort Sumner, the author considers the major themes and events of the twentieth century, including political leadership, livestock reduction, the Code Talkers, schools, health care, government, economic development, the arts, and athletics. New Download Diné: A History of the Navajos [ By ] Peter Iverson [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

A scholar of 20th century American Indian history, Peter Iverson is the Regents Professor of History Emeritus at Arizona State University Born in Whittier, California, Iverson received his B.A in 1967 from Carleton College his M.A in 1969, and Ph.D., 1975, from the University of Wisconsin Madison where he studied with Al Bogue, Robert Berkhofer, Catharine McClellan, and Herbert S Lewis.


      Diné: A History of the Navajos
 By Peter Iverson IBN : 082632715X Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Diné: A History of the Navajos
  • Peter Iverson
  • English
  • 25 August 2017
  • 082632715X

10 thoughts on “ Diné: A History of the Navajos

  1. Reetta says:

    Okay, so it s kind of unfair for me to claim I read this, when actually I only got around to 3 or 4 chapters That s because I got the book through my university s interlibrary loan system and now have to return it, so no reflection on the book itself, I only had time to read the chapters most relevant to my PhD What I can definitely say about the book is that it is well written and very important Native American peoples are too often considered an anthropological subject or perhaps even o Okay, so it s kind of unfair for me to claim I read this, when actually I only got around to 3 or 4 chapters That s because I got the book through my university s interlibrary loan system and now have to return it, so no reflection on the book itself, I only had time to read the chapters most relevant to my PhD What I can definitely say about the book is that it is well written and very important Native American peop...

  2. Courtney says:

    I got this book to do some research and ended up reading the entire thing I haven t taken a Navajo cultural class in years but my passion to keep my culture alive flourishes when I read this book There are some aspects that are a bit different than I wa...

  3. Karl Arney says:

    The early part of this book left me a bit skeptical about how I d feel by the end, but it asserted itself nicely as it got into the subject matter that most history books about Native American tribes tend to shortchange or outright avoid, ie after they lost to the United States and were conquered The early days of Navajo history are evidently a bit lacking on hard fact regarding their origins, when they arrived in what became their home region in the Southwest, etc Initially and not knowin The early part of this book left me a bit skeptical about how I d feel by the end...

  4. Lilian says:

    Seems like people who give low ratings because this book doesn t extensively cover precontact history of Din haven t really read this book If they did, they would realize that because of US attempts at cultural annihilation of Din through forced displacement and boarding schools, many present day Din do not have access to their own traditional knowledge and history Given this context, for a settler to expect Din precontact history and knowledge handed to them on a silver plater is not only Seems like people who give low ratings because this book doesn t extensively cover precontact history of Din haven t really read this book If they did, they would realize ...

  5. Bk says:

    The Dine are an ancient people, and I was looking forward to learning a bit of their long history and culture I was disappointed to discover that only about 15 of 400 pages cover history prior to the Europeans showing up An...

  6. B.atz says:

    The Dine are an ancient people, and I was looking forward to learning a bit of their long history and culture I was disappointed to discover that only about 15 of 400 pages cover history prior to the Europeans showing up And that first chapter on their long hist...

  7. Dean Gerszewski says:

    I checked out this book to look at the Navajo history to the 1900 s the Long Walk The history is rich and the author did extensive research on the events This is a great, great book Might get back to the rest of the book at a later date.

  8. Mia says:

    A fairly blanced and comprehensive history.

  9. Kathryn says:

    Excellent overview of 20th Century Navajo History Iverson is masterful at balancing objective scholarship with a genuine emotional attachment to his subject matter.

  10. bibliotekker Holman says:

    An interesting history that is very compelling in places A good read

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