500 nations: an illustrated history of North American Indians

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Gramercy Books, Aug 6, 2002 - History - 468 pages
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A book that grew from an eight-hour TV series, this is the epic and unforgettable story of the history, lore, legends, and legacy of North American Indians. With a highly accredited author and over 485 paintings, woodcuts, drawings, and photographs--329 in four-color--this oversized volume addresses a subject of never-ending fascination, providing detailed information about the lives, culture, and heritage of hundreds of North America's Indian nations. Never before has this subject been so thoroughly and deeply explored from the perspective of the Native American viewpoint.

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Review: 500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians

User Review  - Zmuda - Goodreads

What an enjoyable book! It has important information supplemented with fascinating photographs & illustrations. I would suggest picking this book up at your local library before buying it. The information is good, but the book never goes into great detail about any of the events. Read full review

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User Review  - Chrisl - Goodreads

When glancing at the Goodreads entry for 500 Nations, after skimming the library's copy for a second time recently, I was surprised to see Josephy's encyclopedic tome included in an expansive list of ... Read full review

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Alvin M. Josephy Jr. (1915-2005) was a leading historian of the American West and author of many award-winning books, including "Red Power: The American Indians' Fight for Freedom," available in a Bison Books edition. Jeremy FiveCrows is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe and serves as the tribal liaison and publications editor at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Prior to working for the commission he was the editor of the Nez Perce tribal newspaper, the "Tats Titoqan.

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