Four Arrows

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Don T. Jacobs
Born Donald Jacobs
1946 (age 67–68)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Residence Mexico
Nationality American
Other names Four Arrows
Alma mater Columbia Pacific University[1]
Occupation Online (distance education) college professor

Don Trent Jacobs, also known as Four Arrows,[2] (born 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American college professor, writer and activist for American Indian rights whose work has focused on indigenous worldviews, wellness and counter-hegemonic education. He currently lives in Mexico.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

He has a bachelor's degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a PhD from the unaccredited Columbia Pacific University.[3][4][5]

Jacobs is of Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, and Scots-Irish ancestry.[6][7]


Jacobs is a faculty member in the College of Educational Leadership and Change at the online Fielding Graduate University.

He was formerly a tenured associate professor at Northern Arizona University and prior to that Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.[8][9]

He is author of 21 published books and numerous articles/chapters.

Honors and awards[edit]

Jacobs was selected in 2009 by the AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organization) for one of the contributors to the text, Turning Points: 27 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories.

In 2004, he received the Moral Courage Award from Northern Arizona University's Martin-Springer Institute.


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