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Men of Courage from our First Nations

by Vincent Schilling

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published: 2008
publisher: Second Story Press
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Men of Courage from our First Nations

Vincent Schilling, a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Virginia, has assembled this collection of biographies that feature the life stories of ten Aboriginal men, Canadian and American, who have contributed to fields of education, medicine, politics, law enforcement and science. The men talk about what motivated them and the obstacles they encountered. Their stories demonstrate that through determination, courage and hard work, they can realize their dreams, and at the same time enrich the lives of others. The author provides black and white photographs of the men and information about Aboriginal people is presented in text boxes.

Schilling is also the author of Great Athletes from our First Nations, also in the The First Nations Series for Young Readers.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.

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The stories of these men are tales of courage, determination and honesty, often in the face of racism and adversity. Read about Larry Merculieff, who helped bring a once oppressed Aleutian people to a position of power and self-sufficiency, Frank Abraham, an Ojibwe Chief whose wisdom and honesty helped his tribe to rise from near financial failure, Raymond Cross, a Coyote leader who won a victory of compensation for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people, and Stanley Vollant, an Aboriginal surgeon who fulfilled a 100-year-old Innu tribal prophecy.This is an inspiring collection of biographies for young readers about men who have enriched the lives of many in their roles as doctors, chiefs, firemen, teachers, and community leaders.

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Contributor notes

Vincent Schilling is the author of one other book in the First Nations series - Great Athletes from our First Nations. He is an amateur athlete who competes in numerous foot races in the Tidewater area of Virginia. Vincent is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Delores. Praise for Vincent's previous book Great Athletes from our First Nations: "This is a hopeful book that fills a much-needed void in books about modern Native Americans." - Library Journal

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