The Navajo, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Indians of North America
  • Peter Iverson Arizona State University
  • Jennifer Denetdale
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  • ISBN-10: 1438163339
  • ISBN-13: 9781438163338
  • DDC: 979.1004
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Navajo, part of the Indians of North America series, presents a fascinating portrayal of the history and culture of these native people. In recent years, the Navajo have been increasingly honored for their role as "code talkers" during World War II, as evidenced by the 2002 movie Windtalkers. The Navajo largely reside on a 25,000-square mile reservation in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest, with the mystical and breathtaking Canyon De Chelle lying in the heart of their homeland.

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Indians of North America

Each title contains a detailed cultural history on a specific tribe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
1: Into the Fourth World.
2: The Evolution of Navajo Culture.
3: The Long Walk.
4: The Weaving Together of a People.
5: The Time of Livestock Reduction.
6: The Modern Navajo Era Begins.
7: The Navajo Nation.
8: The Navajos in the Twenty-First Century.
Support Materials.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Peter Iverson

PETER IVERSON is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iverson has written many books in modern American Indian history, including The Navajo Nation (1981), Carlos Montezuma (1982), When Indians Became Cowboys (1994), “We Are Still Here” (1999), Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002), and, with former Navajo Nation president, Peterson Zah, We Will Secure Our Future (2012). His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment For the Humanities. At Arizona State University Iverson directed or co-directed 51 Ph.D. students to completion of their programs. He served as president of the Western History Association in 2004-2005.