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Author Blue Spruce, George.

Title Searching for my destiny / George Blue Spruce Jr., as told to Deanne Durrett
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xv, 294 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series American Indian lives
American Indian lives.
Contents Those who came before me -- Those who paved my way -- Campus brats, cousins, and the lessons of life -- Formal education, hard knocks, and rewards -- Creighton years -- Finally : Doctor Blue Spruce -- Lieutenant Blue Spruce, USN -- Indian Health Service dentist -- From the wilds of Montana to New York City -- Merchant Marines -- Back to school -- Off to South America -- Back in the States -- Special assistant, Bureau of Health Manpower Education -- Career change : the "money man" -- King of the hill -- Finally : director of the program closest to my heart -- Assistant Surgeon General -- Come, follow me -- To those who hold our future
Summary Blue Spruce's journey begins on the Santa Fe Indian School campus with his parents' determination that their children would excel academically and obtain college degrees. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Blue Spruce planned to return to the pueblos to treat his people. As it turned out, his destiny reached far beyond: from the wilds of Montana to New York City to San Francisco to South America and back to the United States. In Washington DC, he presented the needs of American Indians to Congress and lunched with the president
Notes Includes index
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Subject Blue Spruce, George.
SUBJECT Blue Spruce, George
Blue Spruce, George
Blue Spruce, George fast
Subject Indian dentists -- United States -- Biography
Dentists -- United States -- Biography
Indians of North America -- Biography.
Indians, North American -- history
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Oral Health.
MEDICAL -- Dentistry -- General.
Indian dentists
Indians of North America
United States
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Récits personnels.
Form Electronic book
Author Durrett, Deanne, 1940-
LC no. 2009018552
ISBN 9780803226265