Not only the Native American people, but their art and culture have too long been ignored by modern society. Our lives are busy, but we must stop to reflect on our past. Thankfully history challenges us to pay attention to men like the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson, who first went to Alaska as a Presbyterian missionary and worked to preserve the tribal legends of the Tlingit Nation – stories now portrayed on modern postcards.
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This story is about a book that was left unfinished. The subject died in 2005, the author died shortly after. The book was over twenty years in the making and was meant to be a gift to his life-long friend. Friendships made while serving in the US Military tend to last forever – such was the case with Don Matter and Jim Flaming Eagle. Jim lived in Montana; Don lived in Arizona. Don once said, “We’re practically neighbors.”