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Native Athletes in Action!

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From the Olympics to national and minor leaguer teams, here are the stories of some of the many Native athletes who have excelled in the filed of sports. These stories highlight the lives and achievements of 13 outstanding athletes, both men and women, who followed their hearts and through hard work became champions.

  • Naomi Lang (Karuk) - US Olympian and ice dance champion
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Overview

From the Olympics to national and minor leaguer teams, here are the stories of some of the many Native athletes who have excelled in the filed of sports. These stories highlight the lives and achievements of 13 outstanding athletes, both men and women, who followed their hearts and through hard work became champions.

  • Naomi Lang (Karuk) - US Olympian and ice dance champion
  • Ross Anderson (Cheyenne/Arapaho, Mescalero Apache) - Downhill speed skier and US record holder
  • Jordin Tootoo (Inuit) - National Hockey League player
  • Stephanie Murata (Osage) - US National Wrestling champion
  • Beau Kemp (Choctaw and Chickasaw) - Professional baseball pitcher
  • Alwyn Morris (Mohawk) - Olympic gold and bronze medalist in kayaking
  • Cory Witherill (Navajo) - Professional Indy car racing
  • Richard Dionne (Sioux) - CBA basketball champion
  • Cheri Becerra-Madsen (Omaha) - Wheelchair racing Olympian, world record holder
  • Shelly Hruska (Metis) - Ringette Team Canada
  • Mike Edwards (Cherokee) - Professional bowler and PBA champion
  • Delby Powless (Mohawk) - Lacrosse champion
  • Jim Thorpe (Sauk and Fox) - Olympian and professional football and baseball player

The Native Trailblazer Series shines a spotlight on the contributions of Native Americans and First Nation Canadians who provide inspirational role models for young readers.

High interest text and easy to read format is ideal for teen and adult literacy programs.

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Janey Solomon
"Athletes in Action has great readability and appealed to our students Our Native youth were able to identify with real people who experienced many of the same challenges they do."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977918300
  • Publisher: 7th Generation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Native Trailblazers Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,420,925
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Vincent Schilling is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. He loves to travel and considers himself to be an amateur photographer. He also enjoys many athletic activities such as bicycling, snow ski-ing and swimming. He lives in Virginia Beach, VA.
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