Dr. Dean Chavers is the Director of Catching the Dream, formerly known as the Native American Scholarship fund. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his two M.A. degrees and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Dr. Chavers has written over 20 books, including The National Indian Grant Directory, How to Write Winning Proposals, and Exemplary Programs in Indian Education. He is the former President of Bacone College. 2007 0-7734-5408-X
In his capacity as Director of Catching the Dream, Dr. Chavers has helped 637 Native American students finish college and has acted as the initiator of the Exemplary Programs in Indian Education (EPIE) Movement, which has procduced 38 such program in Indian schools.
This book tells the story of the lives and works of a sample of Native American leaders who have succeeded in changing the course of history and yet have not received recognition for their achievements. In the face of the many trials that the Native American people have struggled through in the last few centuries, a surprising number of Native American leaders have still been able to emerge, excelling in business, tribal leadership, sports, literature, theater and academics. There are 40 black and white photos in this book.