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Study Circles Online Conversation using Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf by Raymond C. Kaquatosh

About the Study Circles

The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (The Network) is offering a unique opportunity for all participating school staff, equity teams and partners for continuing our personal and professional racial equity work with a focus on the American Indian student experience...Join us in a Study Circles conversation and the exploration of the book, Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf by Raymond C. Kaquatosh. Each session will use Raymond Kaquatosh’s book as a foundation for our conversation while exploring the impact of the opportunity gap for our American Indian students.

Study Circles address racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement by engaging diverse staff, parents and partners in dialogue and problem solving.

All participants will be provided with a complimentary copy of Raymond Kaquatosh’s book (after participating in the prerequisite Orientation Session on January 24, 2017).

About "Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf: A Memoir"

Raymond C. Kaquatosh

Raymond C. Kaquatosh

“Little Hawk” was born Raymond Kaquatosh in 1924 on Wisconsin’s Menominee Reservation. The son of a medicine woman, Ray spent his Depression-era boyhood immersed in the beauty of the natural world and the traditions of his tribe and his family. After his father’s death, eight-year-old Ray was sent to an Indian boarding school in Keshena. There he experienced isolation and despair, but also comfort and kindness. Upon his return home, Ray remained a lonely boy in a full house until he met and befriended a lone timber wolf. The unusual bond they formed would last through both their lifetimes. As Ray grew into a young man, he left the reservation more frequently. Yet whenever he returned—from school and work, from service in the Marines, and finally from postwar Wausau with his future wife—the wolf waited. In this rare first-person narrative of a Menominee Indian’s coming of age, Raymond Kaquatosh shares a story that is wise and irreverent, often funny, and in the end, deeply moving. 


  • Orientation** - January 24, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Session 1 - February 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Session 2 - March 7, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Session 3 - April 4, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

**There is a prerequisite to receiving a copy of the book, which is participating in the Orientation Session on January 24, 2017.

These sessions will be a facilitated online conversation using the Zoom cloud video conferencing platform.

Study Circles will be facilitated by:

Network Training and Supports Project Coordinator,
Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network ("The Network")

Project Coordinator, Network for Native American Student Achievement (NNASA), Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network ("The Network")

American Indian Studies Consultant,
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


Participant Outcomes

As a result of these Study Circles, participants will:

  • have an opportunity to read and discuss Raymond Kaquatosh’s book, with school participants from multiple school sites
  • engage in conversations with colleagues and explore multiple perspectives about American Indian students
  • address misconceptions and stereotypes of Native American peoples and youth

Standards Being Addressed

These networking meetings specially address WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators 4B, 9 & 10

  • Charlotte Danielson’s Framework: 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3e, 4c, 4e, 4f
  • Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
  • InTasc Teaching Standards: #2, 4, 5, 9 & 10

Fees, Schedule, and Registration

There are no fees to participate in this training, but pre-registration is required.

All participants will be provided with the book at no charge. Please register early so a book can be sent to you prior to the first session.

Note: The book will not be sent to you until after you participate in the required orientation session on January 24, 2017.


  • January 24, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm via Zoom
    Prerequisite Orientation Session
  • February 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Pages 1-91 (Birth of Little Hawk - Kernel)
  • March 7, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Pages 92-197 (Another Fight - Naval Hospital)
  • April 4, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Pages 198-256 (Angel in Wausau - Epilogue)


Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or