chief-phillip-martin
Dr. Dean Chavers
5/7/16
When Chief Phillip Martin came home to Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1955, his people had no more hope than they had when he left four years earlier to serve in the Air Force...
richard-nixon-1970
Dr. Dean Chavers
4/10/16
Wallace “Chief” Newman had an affect on Indians probably more than anyone else in the 20th century. He was Richard Nixon’s football coach at Whittier College in the 1940s...
Winnie Nelson Mandela AP
Dr. Dean Chavers
2/22/16
Nelson Mandela is one of my all-time heroes. I have him on as high a plane as Roger Jourdain, Wendell Chino, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...
Boeing B-52 Dropping Bombs Vietnam
Dr. Dean Chavers
12/24/15
I got out of the Air Force in 1968 after flying in Viet Nam. Thank God for the B-52, the greatest airplane ever made. It saved our lives more than once...
A Plus Essay Summer
Dr. Dean Chavers
12/13/15
There are many myths about Indian scholarships, some of which are persistent and never seem to go away...
iStock Student Writing Laptop
Dr. Dean Chavers
12/9/15
There are many myths about Indian scholarships, some of which are persistent and never seem to go away...
iStock Student at Laptop
Dr. Dean Chavers
12/2/15
We at Catching the Dream tell students they should find and win all the scholarships they can. They can and should go to college with no loans at all. But how do they do that...
iStock Student Papers Laptop
Dr. Dean Chavers
11/29/15
We have been giving scholarships to Native American college students for 29 years...
Clyde Kennard
Dr. Dean Chavers
10/18/15
Clyde Kennard was a marked man when he applied for admission to the Mississippi Southern College in 1955, 1956, and 1959...
iStock Crying Embracing
Dr. Dean Chavers
8/24/15
Sometimes I think I grew up in a family of crybabies. Actually, I grew up in two families and had a third one I didn’t know about until I was an old man...

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