Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes: Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition is a book on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. was an American historian who specialized in Native American issues. New York Times reviewer Herbert Mitgang called him in 1982 the "leading non-Indian writer about Native Americans". Josephy was born in Woodmere, New York. His mother was a daughter of publisher Samuel Knopf... and a sister of Alfred A. Knopf. He graduated in 1932 from the Horace Mann School in New York City and attended Harvard College, but family misfortune forced him to withdraw after two years. He worked as a Hollywood screenwriter, New York City newspaper correspondent, radio station news director, the Washington Office of War Information, and in the Pacific theater as United States Marine Corps combat correspondent. After the war, Josephy returned to Hollywood where he wrote for the movies, for a local newspaper, and for veterans groups. There he married his second wife, Elizabeth Peet. They moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, around 1952 when Alvin joined Time as the photo editor. One assignment sparked interest in the history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, especially the Nez Perce people who lived primarily in Oregon and Idaho.more