"The inspiring story of George Blue Spruce, Jr., the first American Indian dental surgeon, is vividly rendered within the pages of this book. . . . All the young—and not-so-young—Native people who don't believe that they can make anything of their lives should read this book."—Debra Utacia Krol, Native Peoples
(Debra Utacia Krol Native Peoples
"This remarkable story, told engagingly by Blue Spruce, provides scholars and students alike with the details of how self-determination played out through the work of American Indian professionals."—Nicolas G. Rosenthal, New Mexico Historical Review
(Nicolas G. Rosenthal New Mexico Historical Review
About the Author
George Blue Spruce Jr. is the founder of the Society of American Indian Dentists and serves as the assistant dean at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. He is a popular speaker dedicated to inspiring and motivating future Indian health professionals and promoting health care and education for American Indians. He lives in Arizona.
Deanne Durrett is a freelance writer and the author of numerous books, including Unsung Heroes of World War II: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers, available in a Bison Books edition. For more information about the book, visit http://www.deannedurrett.com.