Synopses & Reviews
"One of the classics of Indian history. The author describes the Nez Perce tribe, its confrontations with whites, and the beginnings of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. It has been one of the standards in the field of Western and Indian history since it was first published in 1965.”—Lake Charles American Press
"This magnificent book . . . is superb.”—English Westerners Tally Sheet
"Big, splendidly researched history. . .colorfully documented account."—Time
"A big book, a good book, an authentic source book. . . . This is a book the Indians will long remember and deeply appreciate. It tells the truth."—Indian Historian
"The fullest account of the tribe's epic struggle to preserve their identity."—New York Times Book Review
"A must for every student of the west or of the American Indian. It should long be standard in the field."—California Historical Society Quarterly
"Alvin Josephy has brought extraordinary skill and patience to the task of discovering the realities of the Nez Perce world from the time of Lewis and Clark. . .until it dissolved in gunfire and driving snow in Montana."—Nation
The abridged edition of Alvin Josephy's classic work retains the entire and continuous account as it was presented in the original 1965 edition; quotations and descriptions have been condensed or deleted and end notes and plates are omitted.
Alvin M. Josephy is Chairman of the Board of the National Museum of the American Indian and an eminent historian. Among his books are Civil War in the American West (1991), Now That the Buffalo's Gone (1982), Red Power (1971), reprinted as a Bison Book.