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The Longest Trail by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
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The Longest Trail by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
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Oct 27, 2015 | ISBN 9780345806918

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Praise for The Longest Trail

“This work reprints his most influential writings, many of which were either previously unavailable or difficult to locate.  Through this work, one can trace the evolution of Native American activisim from the 1950s to the early 21st century. Essential for anyone interested in contemporary Native American history and culture.” —Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

“Alvin Josephy, Jr., is a hero to those of us who live in the American West.”—Terry Tempest Williams, author of Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert

“I marvel at the mark Josephy has made as the nation’s premier Indian historian.” —Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior

 “[Josephy’s] informed, accurate, and human account of some of the major issues in Indian affairs today goes far in clarifying the basic thrust of the modern Indian movement.”—Vine Deloria, Jr., author of Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto

“Only occasionally does one find such a felicitous pairing of author and subject. . . . Mr. Josephy again serves justice with his clear-eyed, even-handed scholarship.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Alvin was a man of his word. He was a man of honor who wielded influence with humility. He cared deeply about the future of Indian people. In his lifetime, he contributed much to help shape that future, seeking no acclaim for the work.” —from the foreword by Roberta Conner, director of the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Roberta Conner
Introduction by Marc Jaffe and Rich Wandschneider
Editors’ Note 

Part I. Putting Indians into American History

Listening to Indians: A Commentary by Clifford Trafzer

1. A Continent Awakes
2. Indians of the Sound
3. Tecumseh, the Greatest Indian
4. The Hudson’s Bay Company and the American Indians
5. “A Most Satisfactory Council”
6. Red Morning in Minnesota
7. The Last Stand of Chief Joseph

Part II. Indians and the Natural World

Native Endurance—A Connection to Place: A Commentary by Jaime Pinkham

8. Cornplanter, Can You Swim? The Native Americans’ Fight to Hold On to Their Land Base
9. “Like Giving Heroin to an Addict”: The Reassertion of Native American Water Rights
10. The Great Northwest Fishing War
11. The Hopi Way

Part III. The Miracle of Indian Survival

Let’s Make the Deal—Indian Country’s History of Success: A Commentary by Mark Trahant

12. The American Indian and the Bureau of Indian Affairs
13. The Historical and Cultural Context of White-Native American Conflicts
14. “You Are On Indian Land!”

Notes on the Editors
Notes on Contributors
Suggestions for Further Reading
Permissions Acknowledgments

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