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Josephy, Alvin M. 1915-2005

Overview
Works: 141 works in 677 publications in 5 languages and 50,745 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Essays  Biography  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Software  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Publishing director, Director, Creator, Contributor, Speaker, Other
Classifications: E58, 970.00497
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The Indian heritage of America by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

85 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 3,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical overview of the Indians of the Americas. Includes Indians of the arctic and sub-arctic, the coasts (east and west), Plains, Great Basin, Plateau, California, and the Andes. Illustrated with maps, sketches and photographs
The American heritage book of Indians by William Brandon( Book )

35 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and held by 3,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the history of the various tribes of American Indians and describes the development of their cultures and societies
The American heritage history of World War I by S. L. A Marshall( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in English and held by 3,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and analyzes the origins, course, and immediate aftermath of World War I
500 nations : an illustrated history of North American Indians by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 3,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Native American leaders, customs, political systems, and ways of life, this is American history from the Native American perspective: friendship, betrayal, war, and ultimately, the loss of homeland. A companion volume to the CBS television series produced by Kevin Costner, Jack Leustig, and James Wilson which aired in 1995.--From publisher description
Red power; the American Indians' fight for freedom by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

39 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A select collection of 24 articles and documents dealing with the right of Indians to be free of colonialist rule and to run their own affairs with security for their lands and rights
The American heritage history of the great West by David Lavender( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 2,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations describe American expansion beginning in 1763
The Native Americans : an illustrated history by Judith Simpson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispossessed, of their ancestral homelands by successive invasions of Europeans, the first real Americans have long been cloaked in a veil of myth and legend that has hidden from us the true richness and diversity of Indian civilizations and cultures. This newly unfolding legacy represents an unparalleled body of untapped wisdom, which even now provides fresh perspectives on very modern problems. The astonishing reality of Indian history, presented here for the first time from the perspective of native Americans, will deepen our understanding of what it really means to be an American
The Nez Perce Indians and the opening of the Northwest by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 2,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the so-called Inland Empire of teh Northwest, that rugged and majestic region bounded east and west by the Cascades and the Rockies, from the time of the great exploration of Lewis and Clark to the tragic defeat of Chief Joseph in 1877. Explorers, fur traders, miner, settlers, missionaries, ranchers and above all a unique succession of Indian chiefs and their tribespeople bring into focus one of the permanently instructive chapters in the history of the American West
America in 1492 : the world of the Indian peoples before the arrival of Columbus by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated essays on the history and cultures of American Indians. Covers geographic locations, languages, spiritual beliefs, customs, and art. When Columbus landed in 1492, the New World was far from being a vast expanse of empty wilderness: it was home to some seventy-five million people. They ranged from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, spoke as many as two thousand different languages, and lived in groups that varied from small bands of hunter-gatherers to the sophisticated and dazzling empires of the Incas and Aztecs. This brilliantly detailed and documented volume brings together essays by fifteen leading scholars field to present a comprehensive and richly evocative portrait of Native American life on the eve of Columbus's first landfall. Developed at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and edited by award-winning author Alvin M. Josehpy, Jr., America in 1492 is an invaluable work that combines the insights of historians, anthropologists, and students of art, religion, and folklore. Its dozens of illustrations, drawn from largely from the rare books and manuscripts housed at the Newberry Library, open a window on worlds flourished in the Americas five hundred years ago
The Civil War in the American West by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the Civil War as it war fought from the western edge of the Mississippi Valley to the Pacific Ocean
The Horizon history of Africa( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cultural, political, and social history of Africa illustrating the nation's transformation from a tribal society to a modern civilization
Now that the buffalo's gone : a study of today's American Indians by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the issues of American Indian racial stereotypes, the Indian struggle to retain their religion and their land, and Indian claims for water and hunting and fishing rights
Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in the two hundred years since Lewis and Clark led their expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific, we hear the other side of the story--as we listen to nine descendants of the Indians whose homelands were traversed. Among those who speak: Newspaper editor Mark Trahant writes of his childhood belief that he was descended from Clark and what his own research uncovers. Award-winning essayist and fiction writer Debra Magpie Earling describes the tribal ways that helped her nineteenth-century Salish ancestors survive, and that still work their magic today. Montana political figure Bill Yellowtail tells of the efficiency of Indian trade networks, explaining how axes that the expedition traded for food in the Mandan and Hidatsa villages of Kansas had already arrived in Nez Perce country by the time Lewis and Clark got there a few months and 1,000 miles later. Umatilla tribal leader Roberta Conner compares Lewis and Clark's journal entries about her people with what was actually going on, wittily questioning Clark's notion that the natives believed the white men "came from the clouds"--In other words, they were gods. Writer and artist N. Scott Momaday ends the book with a moving tribute to the "most difficult of journeys," calling it, in the truest sense, for both the men who entered the unknown and those who watched, "a vision quest," with the "visions gained being of profound consequence." Some of the essays are based on family stories, some on tribal or American history, still others on the particular circumstances of a tribe today--but each reflects the expedition's impact through the prism of the author's own, or the tribe's, point of view.--From publisher's description
The American heritage history of flight by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and French and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War on the frontier : the trans-Mississippi West by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the people and events involved in the war on the frontier
The American Heritage history of the Congress of the United States by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the erratic courses of Senate and House through the nation's history, while profiling noteworthy and notorious Senators and Representatives and surveying the conception, organization, and evolution of the Congress as a basic institution of government
The American heritage book of the pioneer spirit by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 480 pictures, 150 in color, including contemporary portraits and paintings, photographs, and rare early maps
Book of natural wonders by American Heritage( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographic history of each region of the U.S. in pictures and narratives
The patriot chiefs; a chronicle of American Indian leadership by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through the life stories of nine Indian chiefs, this narrative depicts the American Indian effort to preserve a heritage and resist the changes brought by the white man. Hiawatha, King Philip, Pope, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola, Black Hawk, Crazy Horse, and Chief Joseph each represent different tribal backgrounds, different times, and places, and different aspects of Indian leadership. Soldiers, philosophers, orators, and statesmen, these leaders were the patriots of their people
Nez Perce country by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rivers, canyons, and prairies of the Columbia Basin are the homeland of the Nez Perce. The story of how western settlement drastically affected the Nimiipuu is one of the great and at times tragic sagas of American history. This work describes the Nez Perce or Nimiipuu's attachment to the land and their way of life, religion, and culture
 
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500 nations : an illustrated history of North American Indians
Alternative Names
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1915-2005)

Alvin M. Josephy junior US-amerikanischer Journalist und Bürgerrechtler

Josephy, Alven M.

Josephy, Alvin M.

Josephy, Alvin M. 1915-2005

Josephy, Alvin M. 1915-2005 Jr

Josephy, Alvin M. jr

Josephy, Alvin M. Jr. 1915-2005

Josephy, Alvin M. ml

조세피, 앨빈 M. 주니어 1915-2005

조세핀, 앨빈 M. 1915-2005

Languages
English (382)

French (5)

German (4)

Italian (3)

Chinese (2)

Covers
500 nations : an illustrated history of North American IndiansRed power; the American Indians' fight for freedomThe Native Americans : an illustrated historyThe Nez Perce Indians and the opening of the NorthwestAmerica in 1492 : the world of the Indian peoples before the arrival of ColumbusThe Civil War in the American WestNow that the buffalo's gone : a study of today's American IndiansLewis and Clark through Indian eyes