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Peter Iverson - When Indians Became Cowboys
Airdate: September 9, 1995

About the Author

Peter Iverson received his B.A. in 1967 from Carleton College, his M.A. in 1969, and his Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999. His primary area of research is American Indian history in the 20th and 21st centuries. Iverson teaches at Arizona State University.



About this Book

In 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 society.