''We Are Still Here'': American Indians in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

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Too often textbook accounts of American Indians end with the massacre at Wounded Knee, but the story of American Indians is an ongoing one. In this remarkable feat of inclusion, Professor Iverson begins at Wounded Knee and tells the stories of Indian communities throughout the United States, including not only political leaders and activists, but also professionals, artists, soldiers and athletes-men and women who have throughout this century worked to carry on time-honored traditions even as they created new ones.

Though appropriate attention is paid to federal officials and policies, We Are Still Here centers on Indian country-on the decisions and actions of Indian individuals-in its discussion of urbanization, economic development, cultural revitalization, identity, and sovereignty.

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"Clearly the best treatment of twentieth-century Native Americanhistory available. It is melodiously written. Themes are clear, andthe Native voice is almost always present, something most textualapproaches cannot claim."
–John R. Wunder, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882959405
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/24/1997
  • Series: American History Series, #8
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 255
  • Sales rank: 926,719
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Iverson is Professor of History at Arizona StateUniversity and has also taught at Navajo Community College. He isthe author or editor of ten books, including Indians in AmericanHistory, Second Edition (edited with Frederick E. Hoxie),When Indians Became Cowboys, Carlos Mantezuma, andThe Navajo Nation, Professor Iverson serves on the AdvisoryCouncil of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American IndianHistory. He has held fellowships from the Newberry Library, theNational Endowment for the Humanities, and the W.K. KelloggFoundation, and has received the Carleton College AlumniAssociation Award for Distinguished Achievement.

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Table of Contents

Foreword V

Acknowledgments IX

Introduction 1

Chapter One: “We Indians Will Be Indians All OurLives,” 1890-1920 10

Disappearing People? 13

Education 19

Religions 26

Land 30

Identities 37

World War I 49

Chapter Two: Confronting Continuation, 1921-1932 53

Failed Policies 54

Collier and the Pueblo Indians 58

Rights, Opportunities, and Identity 62

Tourism and the Arts 65

Work, Community, and Government 69

Moving Toward Reform 74

Chapter Three: Initiatives and Impositions, 1933-194077

Cultural Considerations 80

Education, Health Care, and Land Use 86

The Indian Reorganization Act 89

Alaska and Oklahoma 98

Land Bases and Recognition 99

Chapter Four: The War, Termination, and the Start ofSelf-Determination, 1914-1961 103

World War II and Its Consequences 105

The NCAI, the ICC, and Legal Representation 113

The Termination Era 119

Dimensions of Termination 125

Urban Migration and Relocation 132

Toward Self-Determination 135

Chapter Five: The Struggles for Sovereignty, 1962-1980139

Restoration 142

Fishing Rights and the Growth of Activism 146

Lands and Recognition 155

Education and Economies 159

Rights and Restrictions 169

Writers, Musicians, and Artists 171

Chapter Six: “We Are All Indians,” 1981-1997175

Contemporary Identity 176

New Voices, New Images 182

Museums and Repatriation 187

Gaming 190

Communities 196

Tribal Membership and Indian Rights 198

Economies and Education 203

“We Are Still Here” 205

Epilogue: The Memorial Ride 210

Appendix: American Indian Communities 212

Bibliographical Essay 225

Index 228

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Map: State and Federally Recognized Reservation 8-9

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