Native Athletes in Action!

by Vincent Schilling

Paperback, 2016



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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7th Generation (2016), Edition: Revised, 128 pages


Original language



1939053145 / 9781939053145

Physical description

9 inches


1 copy
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