The life & times of Chief Kalkaska

The legend & times of CHIEF KALKASKA A young brave’s vision quest into the mysteries of life…
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May 11, 2009 - PRLog -- The legend & times of
A young brave’s vision quest into the mysteries of life…

William Randolph Hecker
Publication Date: May, 2009
Softcover Copy – Volume Discounts

“It was of the dust of the earth from which his body was made and his spirit came to occupy it from the great eternal unknown.  Listen to the harmonic vibrations still echoing across the hills and over the waters and you shall see him in your mind’s eye.”
His people’s domain was the land between what now is known as the big Manistee River and the Elk River Water Shed in Kalkaska County a thousand years ago.  The young brave’s steel blue eyes were a remnant of the connection between the native people and the Celts who may have been the copper miners on Isle Royale over three thousand years ago.  Learn of the secrets found on Beaver Island and its connection to the copper country.  The book has many pictures and illustrations including Great Lakes arrow heads, a unique mystery stone and a stone celt found in the U.P. with the marks of Baal on it showing a connection with ancient Bronze Age Europe.

Hecker describes in great detail the ethics and spiritual creed that the mythic young Kalkaska embodied in comparison to our modern day lives, with precepts from Chief Blackbird’s book: History of the Ottawa & Chippewa Indians of Michigan, 1887.  Hecker’s telling of the young brave’s adventures into manhood and commitment to Mother Nature and her children is almost poetic.  Kalkaska’s many experiences are highlighted in the book as he encounters wolves, eagles and the delightful antics of loons. Even a plumed warrior in a vision one dark night, brings a knowledge of his genetic roots to light as the young brave is given insight into the ancient workings found in the Keweenaw.

A seasoned historian and philosopher, Hecker has infused history, geography, natural medicine, and common sense attitudes throughout the book.   A country boy at heart, the author lovingly sows seeds of wisdom like the cosmic farmer he is.

“Google” Chief Kalkaska to see the cover and read the forward & epilogue.

William Randolph Hecker is a  retired teacher of history, geography and government, Dr. of Naturopathic Medicine, inventor of wind generators, waterwheels and various gadgets, organic farmer, gold prospector, wild crafter of herbs and backwoods philosopher.  He is also the author of “Gold in the Morning Sun” published in 2006.  Hecker is an informative and entertaining interviewee.  He can talk in depth about the intricacies of the book, and why it is important to open one’s mind to mother earth and learn from the past as it is history, that provides the clues to the future.  

To request a review copy, to discuss features and interview, please contact William Randolph Hecker at  Your comments and questions are welcome.  His local Indian artifact collection is on display at the Kalkaska Historical Museum. Copies are available at and select locations in the area.
Source:William R. Hecker
Tags:History, Spiritual, Adventure, Vibrations, Harmonic, Kalkaska, Vision, Beaver Island, Wolf
Location:Traverse City - Michigan - United States
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