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Joe Medicine Crow

Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird was a Crow historian and author. He was also an enrolled member of the Crow Nation of Native Americans. His writings on Native American history and reservation culture are thought to be his best known works, but he ...

                                               

Navajo Times

The Navajo Times is a non-daily newspaper. It is written in English. It is written for the Navajo people, a group of Native Americans who live in the southwestern United States. Its mission is to tell Navajo people about events that affect their ...

                                               

Chester Nez

Chester Nez was an American veteran of World War II. He was the last original Navajo code talker who served in the United States Marine Corps during the war. He was born in Chi Chil Tah, New Mexico. In 2011, he wrote a book about his life called ...

                                               

Odawa

The Odawa, which means "traders", are an Indigenous American ethnic group. They mostly live in land in the northern United States and southern Canada. They have had territory that crosses the current border between the United States and Canada, a ...

                                               

Ohlone people

Ohlone people are a Native American people from the north and central California coast. They lived in small villages, and they hunted deer and other animals. Ohlone groups who lived near the shore ate shellfish too. After eating them, they put th ...

                                               

Ojibwe

The Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa, or Saulteaux are an Anishinaabe people of Canada and the United States. They are one of the biggest indigenous peoples north of the Rio Grande. In Canada, they are the second-biggest First Nations group. The only gro ...

                                               

Osage Nation

The Osage are a Midwestern Native American tribe of Plains Indians who historically ruled much of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The tribe formerly lived in the areas in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys around 1.200 BC. They then ...

                                               

Otoe

The Otoe are a Native American people of the Midwestern United States. The Otoe language, Chiwere, is part of the Siouan family, and it is related to that of the Iowa and Missouri tribes. Historically, the Otoe Tribe lived as a semi-nomadic peopl ...

                                               

Peoria people

The Peoria are a Native American people. They are in the federally recognized Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. Historically, they were part of the Illinois Confederation. Traditionally, the Peoria spoke a dialect of the Miami-Illinois languag ...

                                               

Piankeshaw

The Piankeshaw, Piankashaw or Pianguichia Indigenous Peoples are Native Americans and members of the Miami Indians. They lived away from the rest of the Miami nation, therefore they were known as Peeyankihsiaki. They live in an area that now incl ...

                                               

Pocahontas

Pocahontas was an American Indian. She maintained relations between the Indians of Virginia and the colonists who built a fort and settlement on the James River called Jamestown in 1607. Legend says she saved John Smiths life when her father, Pow ...

                                               

Pontiac (Ottawa leader)

Pontiac was a war chief. He became known for his role in Pontiacs War, an American Indian war against British military near the Great Lakes region and named for him. Historians today generally view him as an important local leader who influenced ...

                                               

Potawatomi

The Pottawatomi, also spelled Pottawatomie and Potawatomi, are a Native American people of the Great Plains, upper Mississippi River, and western Great Lakes region. They traditionally speak the Potawatomi language. That language is part of the A ...

                                               

Powhatan

Powhatan was the leader of the Powhatan tribe. Powhatan was the leader during the Jamestown Colonization when the English settled in Jamestown in 1607. Powhatan was friendly with the English at the beginning. He traded with them. Powhatan usually ...

                                               

Quapaw

The Quapaw people are a tribe of Native Americans. From the 17th century they resided on the west side of the Mississippi River in what is now the state of Arkansas. The territory and state was named for them, as Europeans first learned their nam ...

                                               

Sacagawea

Sacagawea (c. 1788 – c. December 20, 1812; was a Lemhi Shoshone woman, who went along with the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter and guide. Lewis and Clark explored the Western United States with her, traveling thousands of miles from ...

                                               

Samoset

All of the pilgrims came on the Mayflower Samoset was the first Native American to speak with the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. On March 16, 1621, the people were very surprised when Samoset walked straight into Plymouth Colony where the people we ...

                                               

Sauk people

The Sac or Sauk are a group of Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands culture group. They lived mostly in the region of what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin. This was when they were first met by the French in 1667. They have three federally recogn ...

                                               

Seminole

The Seminole are a group of Native American people from Florida. Today, many Seminole people live in different groups across Florida and Oklahoma. The Seminole Nation began in the 18th century, when many groups of Native Americans came together i ...

                                               

Sequoyah

Sequoyah was a Cherokee man. He invented a syllabary for his people. Before that, they did not have an alphabet for their language.

                                               

Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull, real name Tatanka Yotanka, was the chief of a Native American tribe called Hunkpapa-Lakota-Sioux. At the age of about 14, Slow participated in a war party against the Crow. At the age of 10, however, he killed his first buffalo. He ...

                                               

Squanto

Squanto was a Native American who helped the Pilgrims survive in the New World. He learned to speak English and was hired as a guide and interpreter. He taught the Pilgrims to plant corn. Squanto had much power among the Native Americans and the ...

                                               

Squaw

Squaw is a word that refers to an Indigenous woman in the United States or Canada. Many Native Americans say this a bad word because people have used it in racist and woman-hating ways. According to the editor of the Navajo Times Tom Aviso, "squa ...

                                               

Maria Tallchief

Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief was the first person of Native American descent to become prima ballerina for a major company. She is especially well known for her time with the New York City Ballet, where she performed between 1948 and 1965. Maria Ta ...

                                               

Jim Thorpe

James Francis Thorpe was an American athlete in track, football, and baseball. Thorpe was part Native American and was from Oklahoma. He played football, track, and six other sports at Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. While at Carlisle, Th ...

                                               

Toypurina

Toypurina was a Tongva medicine woman and leader. She planned an attack against the Spanish colonists and missionaries who were taking over her peoples land.

                                               

Stand Watie

Stand Watie was a leader of the Cherokee Nation and a brigadier general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He commanded the Native American cavalry made up mostly of Cherokee, Creek and Seminole people. He was also know ...

                                               

Ahmad Shah Durrani

Ahmad Shah Durrani, also known as Ahmad Shah Abdali and born as Ahmad Khan, was the founder of the Durrani Empire in 1747. He united the different Afghan tribes and conquered what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan, eastern Iran and The Punjab in north ...

                                               

Mullah Omar

Mullah Mohammed Omar was the leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was usually called Mullah Omar. Between 1996 and 2001, he was Afghanistans de facto head of state. Three states officially recognised him under the title of Head of the Supreme ...

                                               

Tamil people

The Tamil people are an ethnic group from South Asia. Traditionally, they have been living in the southern parts of India, and the northeastern parts of Sri Lanka. The Tamil people number around 74 million in the world. Of that, there are about 6 ...

                                               

Dheeran Chinnamalai

Dheeran Chinnamalai was a Kongu chieftain and Palayakkarar from Tamil Nadu who rose up in revolt against the British East India Company in the Kongu Nadu, Southern India. He was born in Melapalayam, near Erode in the South Indian state of Tamil N ...

                                               

Kaniyan Pungundranar

Kaniyan Pungundranar is an influential Tamil poet and philosopher who lived during the Sangam Age. He was said to be born in the village of Mahibalanpatti in Tirupattur taluk of Sivagangai district, Tamil Nadu. Kaniyan Pungundranar composed two p ...

                                               

Velupillai Prabhakaran

Velupillai Prabhakaran was the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. He fought the Sri Lankan Civil War to make an independent state for the Tamil people in the north of Sri Lanka. Under his leadership, the Tamil Tigers became one of th ...

                                               

Sellapan Ramanathan

Sellapan Ramanathan was the sixth President of the Republic of Singapore. Often referred to as S. R. Nathan, he became president on September 1, 1999.

                                               

Thiruvalluvar

There is also a statue of Thiruvalluvar outside the School of Oriental and African Studies in Russell Square, London. A temple-like memorial to Thiruvalluvar, Valluvar Kottam, was built in Chennai in 1976. There is a 133-foot tall statue of Thiru ...

                                               

Tibetan people

The Tibetan people are an ethnic group that is native to Tibet. They number about 7.8 million. In 2014, there were 7.5 million Tibetans living in Tibet and the 10 Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan. Large populations of ...

                                               

Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche was a Tibetan Dzogchen Lama of the Nyingma tradition. He taught for over 30 years. He travels widely in Europe, America, Australia and Asia. He was the founder and spiritual leader of Rigpa, which is an international network of ov ...

                                               

Etienne Constantin de Gerlache

Etienne Constantin de Gerlache was a Belgian politician. He was born in Luxembourg, and died in Paris. Gerlache studied law. When Napoleon was emperor, Gerlache was part of the Supreme Court in Paris. When Belgium and the Netherlands joined, he w ...

                                               

Eddie Albert

Edward Albert "Eddie" Heimberger, known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American movie, television, stage, voice, radio actor, singer, comedian and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his ...

                                               

Gene Amdahl

Gene Myron Amdahl was an American computer architect and high-tech entrepreneur. He was known for his work on mainframe computers at IBM alongside Fred Brooks and Gerrit Blaauw and later his own companies, especially Amdahl Corporation. He formul ...

                                               

Charles Bronson

He was born in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania. Bronson was married to Jill Ireland his second marriage, 1968–1990 until her death from breast cancer. He died of pneumonia and Alzheimers disease. He is of Tatar origin. He died in Los Angeles. He played P ...

                                               

Dale Bumpers

Dale Leon Bumpers was an American politician. He served as the 38th Governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975. Bumpers served in the United States Senate from 1975 until his retirement in January 1999. After his retirement from the Senate, Bumpers, ...

                                               

Ray Dolby

Ray Milton Dolby OBEh was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He was also a co-inventor of video tape recording while at Ampex. He was the founder of Dolby Laboratories. He was also a billionaire and ...

                                               

Mickey Duff

Mickey Duff was a Polish-born English boxer, manager and promoter. He promoted and managed many British boxers, including Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe, John Conteh, Terry Downes, Lloyd Honeyghan, Maurice Hope, Charlie Magri, Alan Minter, John H. Str ...

                                               

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Jose de la Concordia Garcia Marquez, also known as Gabo was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist. Marquez was concieved in a small town in Colombia, Aracataca. He originally studied to become a journalist ...

                                               

Edward B. Giller

Edward Bonfoy Giller was an American Air Force Major General. He was the assistant general manager for military application, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Germantown, Maryland. He was born in Jacksonville, Illinois Giller was assistant ...

                                               

Barry Goldwater

Barry Morris Goldwater was a conservative politician from the United States. He represented Arizona in the United States Senate. He ran for President of the United States in 1964 against Lyndon B. Johnson. He did not win. Goldwater was a member o ...

                                               

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston was an American actor. He had many big roles, such as playing Moses in the movie The Ten Commandments, astronaut Colonel George Taylor in the movie Planet of the Apes, the dystopian 1971 The Omega Man and 1973 Soylent Green. Hesto ...

                                               

Abel Laudonio

Abel Ricardo Laudonio was an Argentine boxer. He competed in the Lightweight division during his career as an beginner. Laudonio won a Lightweight Bronze Medal at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games as a Member of the Argentine Olympic Team. Laudonio tur ...

                                               

Jim Neidhart

James Henry Neidhart was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim The Anvil Neidhart. Under this ring name, he was a two-time WWF Tag Team Champion wi ...

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