When Indians Became Cowboys: Native Peoples and Cattle Ranching in the American West

[Epub] ➝ When Indians Became Cowboys: Native Peoples and Cattle Ranching in the American West ➞ Peter Iverson – Johndore.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 292 pages
  • When Indians Became Cowboys: Native Peoples and Cattle Ranching in the American West
  • Peter Iverson
  • English
  • 17 September 2017
  • 9780806128849

About the Author: Peter Iverson

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.


When Indians Became Cowboys: Native Peoples and Cattle Ranching in the American WestIn This Book On Indian Cattle Ranching, Peter Iverson Describes A Way Of Life That Has Been Both Economically Viable And Socially And Culturally Rewarding Thus An Indian Rancher Can Demonstrate His Generosity And His Concern For The Well Being Of Others By Giving Cattle Or Beef To Relatives, Or By Feeding People At A Celebration An Expert Rider Possesses A Skill Appreciated By Others A Rancher Who Raises Prime Cattle Demonstrates That Indians Can Compete In An Activity That Dominates The Surrounding Non Indian SocietyFocusing 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 NativeIn 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 S, 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 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

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