“Chief” Dan George on Native American Authors

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“Chief” Dan George
, 1899-1981


“Chief” Dan George was born in 1899 near Vancouver, British Columbia and died in 1981. He was an actor who won acclaim and several awards. He dedicated his life to improving the acceptance of Indian people.

Awards and Honors

New York Film Critics Award for Best Actor in 1970


Online resources by or about “Chief” Dan George:

Chief Dan George
Author: Glenn Welker
Type: authorbio
Description: Quotation from Chief Dan George, brief bio and b&w picture, from Glenn Welker’s Indigenous Peoples’ Literature website.

URL: http://www.indigenouspeople.net/dangeorg.htm

Chief Dan George: Sagacious Sachem (1899-1981)
Author: Mel James
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical essay about Chief Dan George, from vol. 5 of the “Canada Heirloom Series: Wayfarers – Canadian Achievers”.

URL: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume5/238-239.htm

Indigenous Peoples’ Literature
Author: Glenn Welker
Type: authorbio
Description: From the site: “Indigenous Peoples Literature is a non-profit educational resource and collaboration dedicated to the indigenous peoples of the world and to the enrichment it can bring to all people.”

URL: http://www.indigenouspeople.net/

Books by “Chief” Dan George:

George, “Chief” Dan. My heart soars
Saanichton, B.C : Hancock House, 1974.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0919654150

George, “Chief” Dan. My spirit soars
Surrey, BC Canada : Hancock House, 1982.

George, “Chief” Dan. You call me chief : impressions of the life of Chief Dan George
Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1981.
Genre: Biography

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