Native Chiefs and Famous Métis by Holly Quan
Leadership and Bravery in the Canadian West (Amazing Stories)

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These inspiring true stories illuminate the courage and wisdom of five 19th-century Native leaders and famous Métis who fought against impossible odds to preserve the culture and rights of their people. The visionary Cree leader Big Bear sought peace and a better life, only to be hunted mercilessly and imprisoned unjustly. Jerry Potts, the legendary North West Mounted Police guide and interpreter, helped smash the whisky trade and negotiate treaties. Persevering through sorrow and defeat, brave and steadfast men such as these left a lasting mark on Aboriginal culture and the history of western Canada.


About Holly Quan

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Holly Quan lives in the foothills of southwestern Alberta among the poplars and coyotes. In addition to two books in the Amazing Stories series, she has written two guidebooks and magazine articles on travel, food, horses, marketing and other topics that pique her interest. When she’s not busy working on her novel—a work many years in the making—she loves to ski, ride, hike, swim, drink wine with her friends and howl at the moon.
Published December 1, 2003 by Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd.. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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