Alvin M. Josephy Jr.

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Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. (1915-2005), a leading historian of the American West, was the Editor of American Heritage Magazine and 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 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.

Articles by this Contributor

February 1973

Isolation ends for “the People of Peace”

June/july 1981

A marine correspondent recalls the deadliest battle of the Pacific war

April 1955

This nautical chart, lost for five centuries, gives evidence that Portuguese captains had found the New World by 1424