Native Chiefs and Famous Métis

Leadership and Bravery in the Canadian West

By (author): Holly Quan
ISBN 9781894974745
Softcover | Publication Date: May 25, 2009
Book Dimensions: 5.50 in x 8.50 in
136 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

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 the Author(s)

Holly Quan is an author and freelance writer living in the foothills of southwestern Alberta. In addition to several non-fiction books, she has written documentary film scripts; a novel; and numerous articles on travel, food, horses, marketing, and other topics for newspapers and magazines. When she’s not busy writing she loves to ski, ride, hike, swim, drink wine with her friends, and howl at the moon.