ELA Grades 9-12th

Billy Mills

Billy Mills (born in1938) was an Olympic Gold Medalist in the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Olympics. At the time he was the only person from the Western Hemisphere to win the Olympic gold in this event. He now supports Native youth with his foundation .

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Hattie Kauffman

In 1987, ABC’s Good Morning America whisked Hattie to New York City where she served as a Special Correspondent and frequent substitute anchor. In 1990, Hattie moved to CBS News as a correspondent and substitute anchor on CBS This Morning. In her two decades with the network, Hattie also reported for 48 Hours, Street Stories, Sunday Morning, CBS Radio, CBS Special Reports, the Early Show, and CBS Evening News.

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Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich is a trailblazing writer and intellectual, who provided important leadership as an artist and academic at Dartmouth in the 1980’s. Coming of age on the heels of the Red Power Movement, Louise Erdrich’s generation became adults in the era of Self-Determination. Her brilliant writing bridges the generational gap between 20th and 21st centuries and provides fearless insight into the historical legacy of colonial America and its impact on Native Americans.

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N. Scott Momaday

Momaday is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. Momaday was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 for his novel, “House Made of Dawn.”

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Vine Deloria Jr.

Author, theologian, lawyer, historian and activist, Vine Deloria, Jr. is widely known for his book, “Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto” which helped generate national attention to Native American issues in the same year as the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement.

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