This book presents the lives and works of selected Native American leaders who have succeeded in changing the course of history and yet have not received recognition for their achievements. In the face of the many trials that the Native American people have endured in the last few centuries, a surprising number of Native American leaders have nevertheless been able to emerge and excel in business, tribal leadership, sports, literature, theater and academics.
Dean Chavers is the President of the Native American Scholarship Fund, Inc.
List of Illustrations; Foreword by Dr. Troy Johnson; Introduction; The Major Issues; Tribal Leaders; War Leaders; Sports Leaders; Literary Leaders; Education Leaders; Movement Leaders; Religious Leaders; Other Leaders; Appendix 1 - President Nixon's Indian Policy Statement; Appendix 2 - Terminated Tribes; Appendix 3 - Tribal Affiliations; Bibliography; Index.