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Cherokee and Omaha, Taylor came to NMH for his PG year before going to Dartmouth where he was elected president of the Dartmouth Native American Association in his sophomore year.  After graduation, Taylor did a three year internship with the Bath, Maine, iron works and then traveled in Central American to improve his Spanish.  After working with the Cherokee casino in Oklahoma and trying to get most of the profits channeled into public health care and education for tribal members, Taylor went to Harvard Business School for a graduate degree.  That degree was followed by business work in Europe.  Back in Oklahoma he was elected to the Cherokee Tribal Council, but was defeated for a second term because he did not support removing Black Cherokee from the tribal rolls. Next he headed to Boulder and more small business work until becoming a professor at Creighton University in Nebraska two years ago.  Taylor prizes his post-graduate year at NMH in a class that included Maurice Coleman, Steve Livingston, Kennedy Khabo, Monique Rivas, Chris Ford, and Lynn Polingyouma.  They have all made their marks and do, I am sure, join Taylor in thanking their NMH teachers for teaching them well. Taylor certainly holds a proud place in NMH's long history of working with Native Americans.

-Pam Shoemaker

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