Stuart Chaplain, a native Virginian, grew up on a farm in south Virginia Beach, Virginia. He spent a lot of time in the woods observing nature and hunting. He loves being â€œin the woodsâ€. He is an Eagle Scout. After serving in the U.S. Army in Europe, Stuart received degrees from Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia and The George Washington University. Dr. Chaplain enjoyed thirty-five years in public education, both as a teacher and an administrator in Virginia. He is married, has three grown children and six grandchildren. Realizing the lack of books teaching real environmental survival skills to teenagers and young adults, Stuart wrote Wilderness Honor first for his family and later decided to offer it for a wider audience.
Wilderness Honor with Pungo and Sundance
Pungo, the protagonist, a young Mandan Indian from North Dakota, led three Indian friends in the final challenge to complete the four-day rite of passage ceremony and manhood called Sun Dance. One of the young Indian boys was accidently killed but the accident was blamed on Pungo. His punishment was...