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Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
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Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., a leading historian of the American West, was the author of many award-winning books, including The Patriot Chiefs, The Indian Heritage of America, Now That the Buffalo’s Gone, 500 Nations, and A Walk Toward Oregon. He was a vice president and editor of American Heritage magazine, the founding chairman of the board of trustees of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and president of the Western History Association. Josephy died in the fall of 2005, shortly after completing this book.

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America in 1492
The World of the Indian Peoples Before the Arrival of Columbus
Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 2, 1993
Price: $20.00

Developed at the D Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and edited by award-winning author Alvin Josephy, Jr., America in 1492 is an invaluable collection of essays by fifteen prominent historians, anthropologists, and scholars of art, religion, and folklore.  With the dozens of illustrations, drawn largely from the... Read more >

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Civil War in the American West

Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1993
Price: $23.00

In this powerful work of scholarship Josephy recounts the history of the "other" Civil War that raged on the largely unsettled Western frontier: of the U.S. army's brutal campaigns against the Plains Indians, of a Cherokee guerrilla leader who was the last Confederate general to surrender--two months after Appomattox, of the... Read more >

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes
Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition
Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes
Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition
Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.00

At the heart of this landmark collection of essays rests a single question: What impact, good or bad, immediate or long-range, did Lewis and Clark’s journey have on the Indians whose homelands they traversed? The nine writers in this volume each provide their own unique answers; from Pulitzer prize-winner N. Scott... Read more >
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