Indigenous Firsts : A History of Native American Achievements and Events PB

SKU: 9781578597123

Arlene Hirschfelder, Paulette F. Molin, Yvonne Wakim Dennis
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Mutiple Nations
Book Type:
Trinity University Press
Copyright Date:

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Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Cherokee/Sand Hill/Syrian, is an award-winning author of nonfiction books for children and adults, Arlene Hirschfelder was an author and/or editor of over twenty-five books about Indigenous Peoples, and Paulette F. Molin, a citizen of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe from White Earth, is an award-winning author and curator.

A celebration of achievement, accomplishments, and courage!

Native American Medal of Honor recipients, Heisman Trophy recipients, U.S. Olympians, a U.S. vice president, Congressional representatives, NASA astronauts, Pulitzer Prize recipients, U.S. poet laureates, Oscar winners, and more such as Shelly Niro, Mohawk, winner of Canada's top photography prize, the Scotiabank Photography Award and Kim TallBear, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, the first recipient of the Canada Research Chair
in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Environment.

The first Native magician, all-Native comedy show, architects, attorneys, bloggers, chefs, cartoonists, psychologists, religious leaders, filmmakers, educators, physicians, code talkers, and inventors. Luminaries like Jim Thorpe, King Kamehameha, Debra Haaland, and Will Rogers, along with less familiar notables such as Native Hawaiian language professor and radio host Larry Lindsey Kimura and Cree/Mohawk forensic pathologist Dr. Kona Williams. Their stories plus the stories of 2000 individuals, events and places are presented in Indigenous Firsts: A History of Native American Achievements and Events.

Indigenous Firsts honors the ongoing and rich history of personal victories and triumphs, and with more than 200 photos and illustrations, this information-rich book also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. This vital collection will appeal to anyone interested in America’s amazing history and its resilient and skilled Indigenous people.

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