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Josephy, Alvin M. 1915-2005

Works: 146 works in 583 publications in 3 languages and 45,537 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Software  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of screenplay, Composer, Publishing director, Director, Creator, Speaker, Contributor, Other
Classifications: E77, 970.1
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Most widely held works by Alvin M Josephy
The Indian heritage of America by Alvin M Josephy( Book )
67 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 3,786 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 )
31 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,722 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 )
9 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in English and held by 3,156 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 )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 3,061 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 )
38 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and held by 2,797 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 Nez Perce Indians and the opening of the Northwest by Alvin M Josephy( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,292 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
The Native Americans : an illustrated history by Judith Simpson( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The patriot chiefs; a chronicle of American Indian leadership by Alvin M Josephy( Book )
48 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and held by 2,161 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
The Civil War in the American West by Alvin M Josephy( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 2,043 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 )
14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2,006 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
America in 1492 : the world of the Indian peoples before the arrival of Columbus by Alvin Josephy( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and German and held by 1,996 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
Now that the buffalo's gone : a study of today's American Indians by Alvin M Josephy( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 1,923 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 American heritage book of natural wonders by American Heritage Publishing Company( Book )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War on the frontier : the trans-Mississippi West by Alvin M Josephy( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the people and events involved in the war on the frontier
Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,595 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 the Congress of the United States by Alvin M Josephy( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,552 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 )
3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With more than 480 pictures, 150 in color, including contemporary portraits and paintings, photographs, and rare early maps
A pictorial history of the American Indian by Oliver La Farge( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profusely illustrated text discusses the history of North American Indians from prehistoric times to the present, with information on all aspects of Indian life, customs, and traditions
On the hill : a history of the American Congress by Alvin M Josephy( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Indian by William Brandon( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the Indian tribes and cultures of North and South America from prehistoric times to the present
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Alternative Names
Josephy, Alven M.
Josephy, Alvin M.
Josephy, Alvin M. jr
Josephy, Alvin M. Jr. 1915-2005
Josephy, Alvin M. ml
English (369)
German (4)
Chinese (1)