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Manuscript Collection


Here is a list of historical literature held at the Alvin A. Josephy Library. Stop by during open hours to browse any of these manuscripts.

For a list of library books that you can check out, click here. We also house a great number of Alvin Josephy’s magazine articles – click here to see that list.

Manuscript Title Author Date Subject
Nez Perce Sketches Bartlett, Grace 01/01/75 Life of the western side of the Nez Perce reservation circa 1900 as seen by H.E. Bartlett
From the Wallowas Bartlett, Grace 12/01/91 Historical essays arranged by:  Indians, Settlers, Places, & People and Events
Historical Sketches of the Eagle Cap Wilderness Broadwell, Jo 06/00/82 Stories of the Eagle Cap Wilderness
Nez Perce Country, National Historic Sites, Idaho, a Feasibility Report Burroughs, Daniel; Kuehl, Alfred; Hussey, John; & Thompson, Erwin 06/00/64 Feasibility report for the proposed Nez Perce Country National Historic Sites project, corrected copy
Nez Perce Country, National Historic Sites, Idaho, a Feasibility Report Burroughs, Daniel; Kuehl, Alfred; Hussey, John; & Thompson, Erwin 10/00/63 Feasibility report for the proposed Nez Perce Country National Historic Sites project
A Guide to Understanding Idaho Archaeology Butler, Robert 00/00/1966 Logic and strategy of archaeological research
This Otherwise Miserable Land, Foreword  through Chapter XX Christie, James B   History of Baja California
This Otherwise Miserable Land, Chapters XXI-XXVIII Christie, James B   History of Baja California
Wallowa:  Land of Winding Waters Decker, Peter 06/01/99 Brief reflection on Wallowa county, its geography & Nez Perce history
The Bly (and Edgmand) Ranch:  A Pictorial History, MS #0013A Edgmand, Mike 11/11/05 History of the Bly and later Bly and Edgmand Ranch and the families
Ranch History: An Addendum, MS #0013B Edgmand, Mike 07/04/06 Addendum to The Bly (and Edgmand) Ranch, A Pictorial History
Traveling to Lower Joseph Creek:  A Pictorial History, MS#10013C Edgmand, Mike   History of Asotin County, WA
Main Poc:  Potawatomi Wabeno Edmundson, Dave 10/06/83 History of this influential spiritual leader preceeding the War of 1812
Chief Joseph and the Red Napoleon Myth Evans, Steven Ross 01/01/69 Traces the roots of the myth that every tactical & strategic move by the Nez Perce in their trek was a product of Chief Joseph’s military genius.  Thesis for Masters of Arts, Washington State University
The Nez Perce Country Fletcher, Alice   Background to 1891 map of Nez Perce country by Jonathan Williams (Kew-kew-lu-yah)
Education, Culture, and Academic Freedom:  The Reagan Administration’s Attack on an American Indian-Chicano College Forbes, Jack D.   Reagan’s administration upon Indian education
Seven Saddles:  Bronc-buster Legends of Billy Brown Hadley, Drum   Poem of the life of Billy Brown
Voices in the Rangelands Hadley, Drum   Oral history
This Bloody Deed, The Magruder Incident Hamilton, Ladd 00/00/93 A re-telling of the Magruder massacre in the Bitterroots
The Horner Papers Index Harvey, Melanie 00/00/2005 Index for The Horner Papers including Christina Perren’s  2002 index of place names & pioneer & Indian customs
Scenes from Skirmishes on the Bilingual Front Holthman, Gary 08/19/92 Reminiscences of conflicts between Native Alaskan & white cultures
The Horner Papers Horner, J.H. 00/00/1950 History of Wallowa country
The Longest Trail Josephy, Alvin 10/00/15 Selected writings edited by Marc Jaffe and Rich Wandschneider
The American Indian and the Bureau of Indian Affairs – 1969 Josephy, Alvin 02/11/69 A study with recommendations
Termination of The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon:  Politics, Community, Identity Lewis, David Gene 03/01/09 A Dissertation presented to the Dept. of Anthropology and the Graduate School of the University of Oregon
The Cheyenne Sun Dance:  A Study in Cultural Survival Liberty, Margot 09/01/63 A study of the most spectacular and widespread religious ceremoney of the Plains Indians. Paper for Dept. of Anthropology, University of Minnesota
Blood and Murder:  Anti-Indian Violence of the Revolutionary Frontier O’Donnell III, James Howlett 04/08/76 Examines the psychological and sociological motives of anti-Indian violence
Fettered Sovereignty:  Cases & Materials on American Indian Legal Problems, Chapters IV & V Price, Monroe E. 12/00/70 Reservation land use & tenure as affected by statutes, regulations & judicial decisions of the dominant American society
Register of the Institute of the American West Records Reichman, Ann 01/01/92 Register of conference topics from 1974 – 1984
Prehistory and Paleonenvironments at Pittsburg Landing:  Data Recovery & Test Excavations at Six Sites in Hells Canyon National Rec. Area, West Central Idaho, Vol I Reid, Kenneth C 01/01/91 Results of data recovery & test excavations in 1989 at six sites at Pittsburg Landing
Prehistory and Paleonenvironments at Pittsburg Landing:  Data Recovery & Test Excavations at Six Sites in Hells Canyon National Rec. Area, West Central Idaho, Vol II Reid, Kenneth C 01/01/91 Test results of 1989 excavations in six sites at Pittsburg Landing
A Collection of Writings Rember, John L. 01/01/92 A collection of Rember’s columns circa 1990
A History of Placer Gold Mining in Oregon, 1850-1870 Spreen, C.A. 06/00/39 Thesis presented to Dept. of History & graduate faculty of the Univ. of Oregon
Skull Wars:  Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity Thomas, David Hurst 11/19/99 1996 discovery of 9,000-year-old Caucasoid skeleton & the resulting controvery & lawsuit that raised the question, “Who owns history?”
A Survey of the Recreational and Tourism Resources in The Nez Perce Country, Volume II (Includes foreward by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.) Thompson, Erwin N. 04/00/63  With the opening of the Lewis and Clark Highway, the Nez Perce country became easily accessible.  This report provides history of the area to support interpretive programs to enchance the tourists’ experience.
Smohalla, the Washani, and Religion as a Factor in Northwestern Indian History Trafzer, Clifford E. 10/13/83 Smohalla, 19th century spiritual leader, emerged as a leader among the Indians and became an enemy of the Indian Bureau and the War Department agents.
Historical Sketches of the Wallowa National Forest Tucker, Gerald J.   Historical sketches up to 1954 based on personal experiences & interviews with “old timers”
The One Hundred Year Lie that Told the Truth:  Chief Joseph’s Surrender Speech as a Literary Text Venn, George 10/05/97 Chief Joseph’s surrender speech as literary history
Claiming the Watershed:  Property Lines, Treaty Rights, and Collaborative Natural Resource Management Planning in Rural Oregon Waage, Sissel Annette 04/00/00 Ph.D. dissertation chapter discussing “Land, Natural Resource Use, and People:  Historical Relationships between Vegetation, Economies, and Human Communities in the Wallowas
American Indians, Time and the Law Wilkinson, Charles F. 11/19/86 Examination of  the constitutionality and complexities of Indian Law

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