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"We Are Still Here"


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Acknowledgments for the Second Edition x Introduction 1 1 We Indians Will Be Indians All Our Lives, 1890 1920 10 Disappearing Peoples? 13 Education 19 Religions 28 Land 32 Identities 39 World War I 53 2 Confronting Continuation, 1921 1932 57 Failed Policies 58 Collier and the Pueblo Indians 62 Rights, Opportunities, and Identity 66 Tourism and the Arts 69 Work, Community, and Government 74 Moving Toward Reform 78 3 Initiatives and Impositions, 1933 1940 83 Collier s Perspective 84 Cultural Considerations 87 Education, Health Care, and Land Use 93 The Indian Reorganization Act 97 Alaska and Oklahoma 106 Land Bases and Recognition 107 4 The War, Termination, and the Start of Self-Determination, 1941 1961 112 World War II and Its Consequences 114 The NCAI, the ICC, and Legal Representation 124 The Termination Era 129 Dimensions of Termination 135 Urban Migration and Relocation 143 Toward Self-Determination 147 5 The Struggle for Sovereignty, 1962 1980 151 Restoration 154 Fishing Rights and the Growth of Activism 159 Lands and Recognition 168 Education and Economies 172 Rights and Restrictions 183 Writers, Musicians, and Artists 185 6 We Are All Indians, 1981 1999 190 Native Identity 191 New Voices, New Images 197 Museums and Repatriation 203 Gaming 206 Communities 213 Rights 216 Economies and Education 220 Here to Stay 223 7 Much Work Remains to Be Done, 2000 2013 227 The Museum on the National Mall 229 The Cobell Settlement 231 Evolving Relations 234 Indigenous and International 239 Community Well-Being 243 Education and Revitalization 248 Economies 254 Gaming 259 Recognition 265 Appendix: American Indian Communities 269 Bibliographical Essay 288 Index 311

About the Author

Peter Iverson is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) atArizona State University. He is the author, co-author, or editor ofmore than 12 books, including We Will Secure Our Future:Empowering the Navajo Nation (with Peterson Zah, 2012); Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002); When IndiansBecame Cowboys (1997); and The Navajo Nation (1983). Hehas received the Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award from theGraduate College at Arizona State University and awards forhis service to the Navajo Nation and the Ak-Chin IndianCommunity. Wade Davies is Professor of Native American Studies atthe University of Montana. He is the author of Healing Ways:Navajo Health Care in the Twentieth Century (2001), numerousarticles on the history of American Indian sports, and is co-editorof American Indian Sovereignty and Law: An AnnotatedBibliography (with Richmond L. Clow, 2009).


"Iverson and Davies have teamed up to update this pithy, yet comprehensive study of Native peoples in the US. It is a taut overview of the major issues, events, and personalities in and about Indian Country and will admirably fit the bill for anyone interested in what has transpired during the last century and a quarter." David Wilkins, University of Minnesota

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