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Josephy, Alvin M. 1915-2005

Overview
Works: 118 works in 652 publications in 4 languages and 47,064 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Essays  Personal narratives  Software  Catalogs  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of screenplay, Composer, Director, Publishing director, Creator, Speaker, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E58, 970.1
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The Indian heritage of America by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

80 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 3,706 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
The American heritage book of Indians by William Brandon( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and held by 3,618 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 )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in English and held by 3,076 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 )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 3,029 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 2,734 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 )

30 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 2,247 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 patriot chiefs; a chronicle of American Indian leadership by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

63 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and held by 2,218 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
America in 1492 : the world of the Indian peoples before the arrival of Columbus by Alvin Josephy( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,045 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 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first comprehensive history of the Civil War as it was fought from the western fringe of the Mississippi Valley to the Pacific Ocean, and it portrays in rich detail the battles, personalities, and issues involved.--[book cover]
The Horizon history of Africa( Book )

15 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,957 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 )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 1,875 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 1,607 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
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 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the people and events involved in the war on the frontier
The American heritage book of the pioneer spirit by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

7 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 480 pictures, 150 in color, including contemporary portraits and paintings, photographs, and rare early maps
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 1,497 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
A pictorial history of the American Indian by Oliver La Farge( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 1,024 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 )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nez Perce country by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 616 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
The long and the short and the tall by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

5 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of natural wonders by American Heritage( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geographic history of each region of the U.S. in pictures and narratives
 
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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 (428)

German (5)

Italian (3)

Chinese (1)

Covers
500 nations : an illustrated history of North American IndiansRed power; the American Indians' fight for freedomThe Nez Perce Indians and the opening of the NorthwestThe patriot chiefs; a chronicle of American Indian leadershipAmerica 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