Author to sign books Saturday


Wendell George will be at the Colville Tribal Museum Saturday to sign copies of his new book “Last Chief Standing.”

It’s George’s second book, the first was titled “Coyote Finishes the People.”

George is a member of the Entiat Tribe and has served on the Colville Business Council, acting as chief officer for several years.

His book “Last Chief Standing” is a tale of two cultures describing how one Indian family moved from a nomadic existence into the modern world and resisted extinction.

George’s great grandfather was Chief Chilcosahaskt and his grandfather was chief Koxit George. It is said that his father, Moses, was the last of the family to be born in a teepee.

George graduated from Wenatchee High School and Washington State University. He worked for the Boeing Company for many years in Seattle; in Huntsville, Ala., and in Washington D.C., helping with NASA’s efforts to land a man on the moon.

George has served 11 years on the Wenatchee Valley College board of trustees, and seven years on the Paschal Sherman Indian School board.

Copies of George’s new book will be available during the signing hours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, Saturday, June 30.

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