ERIC Number: ED184773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Native Americans: 23 Indian Biographies.
Axford, Roger W.
The lives and careers of 24 contemporary American Indians, including Dr. Louis W. Ballard (musician and composer, Cherokee and Sioux); Charles Banks Wilson (artist and historian); Veronica L. Murdock (President of the National Congress of American Indians, Mohave); Peter MacDonald, Sr. (Chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council, Navajo); and Jim Thorpe (athlete, Sac and Fox), are profiled in order to offer insights into Native American life. The short profiles, in narrative, or question-and-answer format, generally address the subject's childhood and education, obstacles to achievement in his chosen field, and his hopes for Indian people today. The careers represented vary widely and include education, art, business, linguistics, philosophy, engineering, and athletics. Over 20 tribes are represented. (SB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Artists, Athletes, Authors, Biographies, Canada Natives, Career Choice, Childhood Interests, Counselors, Cultural Background, Education, Engineers, Leaders, Musicians, Teachers, Tribes, United States History
A.G. Halldin Publishing Company, Box 667, Indiana, PA 15701 ($6.00, discounts for orders of more than one book)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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