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.
- 432 pages
- Diné: A History of the Navajos
- Peter Iverson
- 25 August 2017 Peter Iverson