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Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

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
Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1993
$20.00/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-74337-8 (0-679-74337-5)

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... Read more






Civil War in the American West
Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1993
$23.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74003-2 (0-679-74003-1)

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... Read more






Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes
Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2007
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7749-6 (1-4000-7749-4)

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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