On the road to find Jack Wilson

Thirty-five years ago , as a high school senior in my last semester before graduation, I decided to take a sociology class on Native American Indians. When I signed up I thought I was taking an easy class to get to graduation. Without realizing it, I had signed up for a pretty challenging course—one that would stick with me for years to come.

I thought the class would be about more well-known aspects of Native American history and famous leaders, like Geronimo, Chief Joseph and Crazy Horse. But it wasn’t. Our instructor, Ms. Adams, a newly minted high school sociology teacher, took us in a different direction. Her course approach actually made me read and study to get through the class. On the Road to Find Jack Wilson »