Riders of the West: Portraits from Indian Rodeo by Peter Iverson, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Riders of the West: Portraits from Indian Rodeo

Riders of the West: Portraits from Indian Rodeo

by Peter Iverson
     
 
In the spring of 1993, photographer Linda MacCannell began to travel the Indian rodeo circuit, using a large-format view camera to photograph participants and their families. She also photographed the action in the arena and the incredible western landscape that surrounded the rodeo venues. Her photographs provide a striking record of an activity that remains a

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In the spring of 1993, photographer Linda MacCannell began to travel the Indian rodeo circuit, using a large-format view camera to photograph participants and their families. She also photographed the action in the arena and the incredible western landscape that surrounded the rodeo venues. Her photographs provide a striking record of an activity that remains a colorful and significant part of life for Native Americans from Alberta to Arizona.

In his engaging and informative accompanying text, Peter Iverson provides historic background on Indian rodeo and explains how rodeo has helped to reinforce the importance of place, of competition and achievement, and of family. "Rodeo, " he writes, "is one of the activities in western North American life that provides time and opportunity for memory, for storytelling, for lessons. The innumerable hours spent in pickup trucks or at the arena are not spent alone. A competitor may be accompanied by a spouse, parents, relatives, friends, children. But there are always more stories to be told and to be heard, to be remembered, to be repeated."

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
An intimate account of the American Indian rodeo circuit, with text by Arizona State University history professor Peter Iverson and photographs by Linda MacCannell, whose fine b&w portraits offer insight into the skill, pride, and excitement of the Indian rodeo circuit from Alberta to Arizona. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Alan Tack
Indeed, in its text and images this book captures more than places, faces and events; it captures the living spirit and tradition of a people. As Iverson suggests, Indian rodeo is a powerful symbol "of family, of determination, of accomplishment. It represents a testimony to cultural continuity within and through change."
Native Peoples

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295977867
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.52(d)

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