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Josephy, Alvin M. 1915-2005

Works: 180 works in 859 publications in 5 languages and 49,245 library holdings
Genres: History  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Fiction  Essays  Juvenile works  Biographies  Literature  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Composer, Publishing director, Compiler, Director, Other, Creator, Speaker
Classifications: E58, 970.00497
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The Indian heritage of America by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

106 editions published between 1869 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 3,524 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 )

37 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and held by 3,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of the American Indian from prehistoric times to the present
500 nations : an illustrated history of North American Indians by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,895 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
The American heritage history of World War I by S. L. A Marshall( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and analyzes the origins, course, and immediate aftermath of the colossal conflict
Red power : the American Indians' fight for freedom by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and held by 2,670 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 )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the history of the American West, from ancient times through the beginning of the 20th century. Uses original art and photographs from the period
Nez Perce country by Alvin M Josephy( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rivers, canyons, and prairies of the Columbia Basin are the homeland of the Nez Perce. The Nez Perce, or Nimiipuu, inhabited much of what is now north central Idaho and portions of Oregon and Washington for thousands of years. The story of how western settlement drastically affected the Nimiipuu is one of the great and at times tragic sagas of American history. Western historian Alvin M. Josephy Jr. describes the Nimiipuu's attachment to the land and their way of life, religion, and vibrant culture. He also chronicles the western expansion that displaced them, beginning with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 and followed by the influx of traders and trappers, then miners and farmers. Josephy traces the ill fortune of the Nez Perce as their homeland was carved up by treaties, creating an atmosphere of hostility that would culminate in the Nez Perce war of 1877 and conclude with Chief Joseph's famous pronouncement: "I will fight no more forever." Despite the challenges of the past, the Nimiipuu have maintained their ties to the land. In his introduction to the book, Jeremy FiveCrows details how the tribe has fought for self government to undo the damage wrought by shortsighted practices
The Native Americans : an illustrated history by Judith Simpson( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 2,138 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 archaeological history of the native peoples of the Americas goes back more than 30,000 years. By the time Columbus landed in this "New" World, it was a very old world that already had seen entire civilizations rise and fall through the centuries. These linked continents were by then populated by some 75,000,000 people who spoke 2,000 distinct languages and had developed a rich diversity of separate cultures, all joined in trade by a venerable network that covered the entire northern continent. Here, in a fresh look at the Americas, is a view of this "new" world's magnificent sweep of history through the eyes of its original inhabitants. It is an inspiring story of their amazing adaptability to a challenging land, especially in the past five hundred years when native Americans were forced to cope with the introduction into their environment of the most rapacious predator they had ever faced: white European invaders. Spanning a thousand generations, from the time Ice Age man first set foot on this continent to the present, and beautifully written by five well-known authorities on Indian history and culture, this volume is lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, and, the work of both historic and contemporary artists
America in 1492 : the world of the Indian peoples before the arrival of Columbus by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,898 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 )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As most Americans of the 1860s fixed their attention on the battlefields of Shiloh and Manassas, another war raged on the largely unsettled Western frontier. This splendid work by the author of The Patriot Chiefs restores this "other" Civil War to its true, epic proportions. With formidable scholarship and irresistible narrative ease, Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., tells of the Yankee armada that foundered in the Louisiana bayous; of the bloody fighting on the ridges and prairies of the border states. where a Cherokee guerrilla leader was the last Confederate general to surrender -- two months after Appomattox: and of the U.S. Army's brutal campaigns against the Plains Indians in theaters as far apart as Minnesota and Colorado. - Publisher
Now that the buffalo's gone : a study of today's American Indians by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 1,858 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
The Horizon history of Africa( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,817 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
Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,635 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
Book of natural wonders by American Heritage Press( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the gradually changing face of the land as it has been reshaped to fit the needs of succeeding generations of men and focuses finally upon the all too few areas of unspoiled country that have been handed down to us today
The American heritage history of flight by Arthur Gordon( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and French and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book begins with the myths of flight which seem to have haunted mankind from the beginning. It shows the dream begins to acquire substance, first as a feathered toy, then as a funny thing that happened to a paper bag held over a fire, then as a wood and canvas flegling which quickly grew to cast its shadow across the face of the earth. Ten Chapters marking history through Postwar. --Amazon
War on the frontier : the trans-Mississippi West by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 1,427 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 )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,385 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 )

7 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 480 pictures, 150 in color, including contemporary portraits and paintings, photographs, and rare early maps
The Nez Perce Indians and the opening of the Northwest by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the tribe's relations with the white man, from Lewis and Clark to its dispossession by the U.S. Army in 1877
The patriot chiefs : a chronicle of American Indian leadership by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and held by 1,274 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
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500 nations : an illustrated history of North American Indians
500 nations : an illustrated history of North American IndiansRed power : the American Indians' fight for freedomNez Perce countryThe Native Americans : an illustrated historyAmerica 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 eyesWar on the frontier : the trans-Mississippi West
Alternative Names
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1915-2005)

Alvin M. Josephy junior US-amerikanischer Journalist und Bürgerrechtler

Alvin M. Josephy mlajši

Josephy, Alven M.

Josephy, Alvin M., 1915-

Josephy, Alvin M. 1915-2005 Jr

Josephy, Alvin M. jr

Josephy Alvin M. Jr. 1915-2005

Josephy, Alvin M. ml

الڤين ام. چوزيفى

조세피, 앨빈 M. 주니어 1915-2005

조세핀, 앨빈 M. 1915-2005

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