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ERIC Number: ED133137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
William Beltz, The Story of a Native Indian.
Wolfe, Ellen
As William Beltz (1912-1960) grew up in the mining towns of northern Alaska, he observed the unequal treatment of the native Indians and Eskimos in the territory of Alaska. Part Eskimo himself, Will worked to improve conditions and to obtain equal rights for his people. As a member (and later president) of the Alaska Carpenters Union and as a member of the territorial senate, Will worked to change the unequal laws and also assisted in the push for Alaska statehood. Will was unanimously elected president of the first senate of the State of Alaska. Although he died at the peak of his career, the effects of his work as a representative, a union leader, and a spokesman for the Alaska Eskimos are still felt in Alaska. This biography, intended for juveniles in grades five and up, is one of a series developed to help readers understand the great heritage of America's original citizens. (Reviewer/AH)
Dillon Press, Inc., 500 South Third Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 (4.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alaska; Beltz (William)