The Longest Trail

The Longest Trail

Writings on American Indian History, Culture, and Politics

Book - 2015
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Alvin Josephy Jr.'s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection, which includes magazine articles, speeches, a white paper, and introductions and chapters of books, gives a generous and reasoned view of five hundred years of Indian history in North America from first settlements in the East to the long trek of the Nez Perce Indians in the Northwest. The essays deal with the origins of still unresolved troubles with treaties and territories to fishing and land rights, and who should own archeological finds, as well as the ideologies that underpin our Indian policy. Taken together the pieces give a revelatory introduction to American Indian history, a history that continues both to fascinate and inform.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780345806918
0345806913
Branch Call Number: 970.1 JOSEPHY
Characteristics: xiv, 530 pages ; 21 cm

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