Josephy Library Lending Shelf

Although the main library collection is not circulating, multiple copies of several books and periodicals—especially ones with Josephy’s work or of particular interest to the Nez Perce story and local history—make up a small but growing lending library. We are mounting a campaign to put more books into the “lending” section of the Josephy Library. We don’t have it all figured out yet, and we do not have the manpower or women power to do a full-on circulation library. Our lending library will be largely self-service and self regulating. The books in it are all duplicates or even triplicates of what we have on the main shelves. We still value them of course, but we will not lose sleep if one of them disappears. Checkout time is two weeks. 

Come by the library to check out a book today!


Revised Lending Library, August 2018


The Adventures of Captain Bonneville: in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West digested from his journal by Washington Irving, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1961

All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Beacon Press, Boston, 2016

All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture, Published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the National Museum of the American Indians, Smithsonian Institution, 1994

America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples before the Arrival of Columbus, (hardcover), edited and with an introduction by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., developed by Frederick E. Hoxie, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1992

America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples before the Arrival of, Columbus (paperback), edited and with an introduction by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Vintage Books, a division of Random House Inc., NY, 1993

America’s National Battlefield Parks: A Guide by Joseph E. Stevens, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1990 (missing)

The American Heritage Book of Natural Wonders by the editors of American Heritage, editor in charge: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1961

American Impressionists by Elizabeth Miles Montgomery, Crescent Books, NY, 1991

American Testament: Fifty Great Documents of American History, editors Irwin Glusker and Richard M. Ketchum, American Heritage, NY, 1971

Amerikanuak! Basques in the High Desert, text by Robert G. Boyd and others, The High Desert Museum and the Idaho Humanities Foundation, 1995

The Ancestors: Native Artisans of the Americas, edited by Anna Curtenus Roosevelt and James G. E. .Smith, Museum of the American Museum, NY, 1979

Arizona, the Land and the People, edited by Tom Miller, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1986 (two copies)

The Artist was a Young Man: The Life Story of Peter Rindisbacher by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1970

The Arts of David Levine by David Levine, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1978


Barkins, a novel by Annie Proulx, Scribner, NY, 2016

Beyond Bear’s Paw: The Nez Perce Indians in Canada by Jerome A. Greene, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2010

The Boys Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945 by Paul Fussell, Modern Library paperback, 2005

The Bridge of the Gods: A Romance of Indian Oregon, by Frederic Homer Balch, Binfords & Mort Publishers, Portland, OR, 1965


The Cascades, Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, edited by Roderick Peattie, Viking Press Inc., 1940

The Catholic Church of Eastern Oregon: Celebrating 100 Years by Loretta Pastva, SND, The Diocese of Baker, 2003

Cattle Country of Peter French by Giles French, Binfords & Mort Publishers, Portland, OR, 1964

Chief Joseph Country: Land of the Nez Perce by Bill Gulick, The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell, ID, 1985 (two copies)

Children of the Fur Trade: Forgotten Metis of the Pacific Northwest, by John C. Jackson, Mountain Press, Missoula, MT, 1995 (paperback)

Children of Grace: the Nez Perce War of 1877, by Bruce Hampton, Avon Books, NY, 1994 (paperback)

China Doctor of John Day by Jeffrey Barlow and Christine Richardson, Binfords & Mort Publishers, Portland, OR, 1979 (paperback)

The Coming, a novel by David Osborne, Bloomsbury, NY, 2017

Conversations with Pioneer Women by Fred Lockley, Rainy Day Press, Eugene, OR, 1981 (paperback)

Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country, Compiled and edited by Jarold Ramsey, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1980 (paperback)

Crow and Weasel by Barry Lopez, North Point Press, Sunburst edition, 1998 (paperback)


Degas by Giovanni Carandente, Avenel Books, NY, 1979

Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape by Terry Tempest Williams, Pantheon Books, NY, 1995

The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War by William T. Vollmann, Viking, 2015


The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens, Knopf, NY, 2016

Entering the Grove by Kim R. Stafford, Peregrine Smith Book, Salt Lake City, UT, 1990


The First Oregonians, edited by Laura Berg with the Oregon Council for the Humanities, 2007

500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Pathway Productions, Inc., 1994

5200 Thursdays in the Wallowas: A Centennial History of The Wallowa County Chieftain  by Lloyd W. Coffman, The Wallowa Valley Chieftain, Enterprise, OR, 1984

Footprints on the Planet: A Search for an Environmental Ethic by Robert Cahn, forward by Jacques Cousteau,  (inscribed to AJ by the author), Universe Books, NY, 1978

Four Lines a Day: The Life and Times of an Imnaha Ranch Woman by Janie Tippett, Pika Press, Enterprise, OR, 2010

From the Wallowas Grace Bartlett, Pika Press, Enterprise, OR, 1998


Gold and Cattle Country by Herman Oliver, edited by E. R. Jackman, Binfords & Mort Publishers, Portland, OR, 1961

Growing Up Western: Recollections by Dee Brown and others, edited and intro. by Clarus Backes, foreward  by Larry McMurtry; Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1990


Having Everything Right: Essays of Place by Kim R. Stafford, (1986 Western States Book Awards Citation of Excellence), Confluence Press, 1986

House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday, (1969 Pulitzer Prize Winner), The New American Library, Signet Books paperback, 1969


Idaho for the Curious: A Guide, by Cort Conley, Backeddy Books, Cambridge, ID, 1982

The Illustrator in America 1880-1980: A Century of Illustration by Walt and Roger Reed, Madison Square Press, NY, 1984

Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies, by Ella E. Clark, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1988 (paperback)

Indian Rock Art of the Columbia Plateau, by James D. Keyser, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1992 (paperback)

I Remember: A Memoir of Homesteading Days in Oregon’s Wallowa Valley by Kate J. Goebel, Bear Creek Press, Wallowa OR, 1977

“I Will Fight No More Forever”: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War by Merrill D. Beal, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 1982 (paperback)


Kopet: A Documentary Narrative of Chief Joseph’s Last Years by M. Gidley, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1981


Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, Harper Perennial, 1993 (second edition paperback)

A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca, by Andres Resendez, 2007

Lay the Mountains Low by Terry C. Johnston, St. Martin’s Press, NY, 2000

Lasso the Wind: A Way to the New West by Timothy Egan, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1998

A Letter Home, historical narrative by Lucia Williams and other pioneers, Bear Wallow Publishing Co., Union, OR, 1987

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes, edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. with Marc Jaffe, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2006

The Lockley Files: Conversations with Pioneer Women by Fred Lockley, compiled and edited by Mike Helm, Rainy Day Press, Eugene, OR, 1981

A Long and a Weary Journey: The Eakin Family Diaries 1866, edited by Shirley Ewart and Jane and John Anderson, Pika Press, Enterprise, OR, 1991 (two copies)

The Longest Trail: Writings on American Indian History, Culture and Politics, edited by Marc Jaffe and Rich Wandschneider. Vintage Books, a division of Random House Inc., NY, 2015


The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean, Harper Perennial, NY, 1997 (paperback)

Magnificent Places: Oregon Coast, photography by Rick Schafer, essays by Jack & Jan McGowan; Graphic Arts Center Publishing, Portland, OR (paperback)

Main Street Northeastern Oregon: The Founding and Development of Small Towns by Barbara Ruth Bailey, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR, 1982

The Making of a Ranger: Forty Years with the National Parks by Lemuel A. Garrison; forward by Russell Dickenson, Director National Park Service, Howe Brothers, Salt Lake City; The Institute of the American West, Sun Valley, 1983

Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective by Diane Walden, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc,. NY in collaboration with The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, NY, 1978

Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon by R. Gregory Nokes, Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 2003

My Days in Northeast Oregon: A Memoir of Wagon Trains & Pack Strings in the 1890’s by Henry C, Brown, Bear Creek Press, Wallowa, OR, 2002

My Six Convicts: A Psychologist’s Three Years in Fort Leavenworth by Donald Powell Wilson, Rinehart & Company, Inc., NY, 1951


Native American Tribalism: Indian Survivals and Renewals, by D’Arcy McNickle, Oxford University Press, London, 1973 (paperback)

Nez Perce Country by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., intro: Jeremy FiveCrows, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2007 (paperback)

Nez Perce Country: Official National Park Handbook, produced by the Division of Publications National Park Service, US Department of the Interior, Washington, DC, 1983

The Nez Perce Indians, The Junior Library of American Indians, by Mark Rifkin, Chelsea House Publishers, NY, 1994

The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston, NY, 1997 (paperback); Abridged Edition, 1971 (paperback)

Nez Perce National Historical Park and Big Hole National Battlefield, US Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, September 1997 (two copies)

The Nez Perces: Tribesmen of the Columbia Plateau by Francis Haines, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1982 (paperback)


On the Hill: A History of the American Congress from 1789 – the Present by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., American Heritage, 1979 (paperback)

The Oregon Desert by E.R. Jackman and R.A. Long, The Caxton Printers, Inc., Caldwell, ID, 1965

The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman, forward by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., The New American Library, Inc., 1950


Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies, General Editor: Mark C. Carnes,  “They Died with Their Boots On” by Alvin M. Josephy Jr., p. 146; Henry Holt and Company, NY, 1995

The Patriot Chiefs: A Chronicle of American Indian Leadership, by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., The Viking Press, NY, 1961

Paul Kane’s Frontier- Includes: Wandering Among the Indians of North America, by Paul Kane, editor: J. Russell Harper, University of Toronto Press, 1971

Powerful Rockey: The Blue Mountains and the Oregon Trail by John W. Evans, Eastern Oregon State College, La Grande, 1991


Red Power; The American Indians’ Fight for Freedom, edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Joane Nagel and Troy Johnson; University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1999 (second edition paperback)

A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia by Blaine Harden, W.W. Norton & Co., NY, 1996

Roofwalker by Susan Power, (Milkweed National Fiction Prize), Milkweed Editions, Canada, 2002


Saga of Chief Joseph by Helen Addison Howard, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1978

Salmon and His People: Fish and Fishing in Nez Perce Culture by Dan Landeen and Allen Pinkham, Confluence Press, Lewiston, ID, 1999

The Sandal and the Cave: The Indians of Oregon by L.S. Cressman, Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR, 1981 (paperback)

The Santa Fe Trail: Its History, Legends and Lore by David Dary, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2000

School Days in the Wallowas: a history of the ninety-one schools and communities past and present, of Wallowa County, OR, by Irene Locke Barklow, Enchantments Publishing of Oregon, Enterprise, OR, 1992

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, by Timothy Egan, Houghton Mifflin, NY, 2012

Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman, Harper Collins, NY, 2004

The Sky Fisherman by Craig Lesley, (uncorrected proof), Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1995

Smith and Other Events: Stories of the Chilcotin by Paul St. Pierre, Penguin Books, 1985

The Smithsonian Book of North American Indians: Before the Coming of the Europeans by Philip Kopper, Smithsonian Books, Washington D.C., 1986

The Son of Old Man Hat: A Navaho Autobiography, recorded by Walter Dyk, forward by Edward Sapir, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1967

Specimen Song: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pre by Peter Bowen, St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks, 1995

Stealing Glances by James R. Hepworth, University of New Mexico Press, 1998

They Saddled the West by Lee M. Rice and Glenn R. Vernam, Cornell Maritime Press, Inc., Cambridge, Maryland, 1975

This Side of Oregon by Ralph Friedman, The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell, ID, 1978

This Valley (Wallowa Valley) by Lola Hopkins, Quality Paperbacks, Boring, OR, 1978 (two copies)

Tracking Down Oregon by Ralph Friedman, The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell, ID, 1983

Treaties: Nez Perce Perspective, The Nez Perce Tribe, 2003 (paperback)


Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose, Simon & Schuster Inc., Touchstone edition, 1997 (paperback)

The Uneasy Chair: a Biography of Bernard Devoto by Wallace Stegner, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Peregrine Smith Books, 1988


Voice of the Old Wolf: Lucullus Virgil McWhorter and the Nez Perce Indians by Stephen Ross Evans, Washington State University Press, Pullman, WA, 1996


A Walk Toward Oregon: a Memoir by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2000

The Way West by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., William Sloane Assoc., NY, 1949

We’ll All Go Home in the Spring: Personal Accounts and Adventures as Told by Pioneers of the West, collected and compiled by Robert A, Bennett, Pioneer Press Books, Walla Walla, WA, 1984

Westering Man: The Life of Joseph Walker by Bil Gilbert, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1985

Wolf, No Wolf and Notches: Two Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pre by Peter Bowen, St. Martin’s Press, NY 2002

Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey by Lillian Schlissel, for Schocken Books, NY, 2004

The World at Arms: the Reader’s Digest Illustrated History of World War II, Editor: Michael Wright, MA, The Reader’s Digest Association Limited, London 1989; reprinted with amendments, 1990


Yellow Wolf: His Own Story by L.V. McWhorter, The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell, ID, 1983 and 1986 (two copies)