Men of Courage from our First Nations

Men of Courage from our First Nations


By Vincent Schilling


Ten First Nations men who inspire...

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.

A First Nations Book for Young Readers

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About the Author

Vincent Schilling is the author of three books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers. He is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk tribe and lives in Virginia Beach, USA.

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Product Information

  • Release: April 30, 2008

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 128 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Children’s Nonfiction

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8

  • ISBN: 9781897187432


  • Character Education
    > Courage

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • History & Social Studies
    > Social Justice

  • Reflecting Diversity
    > First Nations & Indigenous Peoples


Praise for Men of Courage from our First Nations

"This is a hopeful book that fills a much-needed void in books about modern Native Americans." - Library Journal

"As much as possible, Vincent Schilling has these men tell their own life-stories, rather than his being the primary reporter and narrator. In doing so, he allows them to 'show' rather than 'tell' the qualities that make them "men of courage." And, truly, their stories are compelling. Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials