Ruth Young is San Carlos Apache and grew up in rural Utah near Ephraim. She is now a music teacher at a public charter school. She faced being stereotyped by her peers as she was growing up, including being called a “Dirty Little Indian.” She wishes her peers understood ways to be respectful to people who are different from them. She also wants students to understand that Native people are not extinct. This is a view students often gain from history books. Native people drive cars and go to the grocery store, just like other Americans. Ruth lives in South Jordan, UT.