Lyda Conley - Notable Native Americans
Lyda Conley was the first Native American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court . She was also the first woman admitted to the Kansas Bar Association.
Her case appears to be the first in which "a plaintiff argued that the burying grounds of Native Americans were entitled to federal protection." At the heart of the case was her Tribe's The Huron Indian Cemetery, which was under threat of purchase for development. She spent her entire life defending the cemetery, and is buried there.
Isabel Meadows - Notable Native Americans
Isabel Meadows was an Ohlone ethnologist and the last fluent speaker of the Rumsen Ohlone language. She worked closely with the anthropologists from the Smithsonian Institution for more than five years in order to document her culture and language. Her work is considered fundamental in the study of Ohlone languages, especially Rumsen.
Lucy Thompson - Notable Native Americans
Lucy Thompson was a Native American author known for her book To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman. Written in 1916, the book is intended to preserve her people's stories. She was a champion of her people, bringing to light the genocide of Native Californians, as well as over-fishing by non-Natives.
Mountain Wolf Woman - Notable Native Americans
Mountain Wolf Woman (Xéhachiwinga)
Her autobiography was one of the earliest firsthand accounts of the experience of a Native American woman. Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder, details seventy-five years of Native American life and the role of women in native cultures, and was seen as an important contrast to her brother Sam Blowsnake's book from thirty-five years earlier.
Sophia Alice Callahan - Notable Native Americans
Sophia Alice Callahan was a novelist and teacher. Her novel, Wynema, A Child of the Forest (1891) is thought to be the first novel written by a Native American woman. Her novel was also the first to written and published in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Her book was called a "reform novel," identifying many wrongs suffered by Native Americans in United States society.
Viola Jimulla - Notable Native Americans
Viola Jimulla was the Chief of the Prescott Yavapai tribe . She is considered the first contemporary Native American female Chief of a Western U.S. Tribe. Under Jimulla’s leadership, the Prescott Yavapai Tribal Council was formed to better ensure the people's voice in their own governing. Her leadership helped the Yavapais achieve better living conditions and more modern facilities than most other tribes.
Zitkala-Ša - Notable Native Americans
Zitkala-Ša was a writer, editor, translator, musician, educator, and political activist. She wrote several works chronicling her struggles with cultural identity, and the pull between the majority culture in which she was educated, and the Dakota culture into which she was born and raised.She was co-founder of the National Council of American Indians in 1926, which was established to lobby for Native people's right to United States citizenship and other civil rights they had long been denied.
Little Turtle - Notable Native Americans
Little Turtle is one of the most famous Native American military leaders of all time. In the 1790s, Mihšihkinaahkwa led a confederation of native warriors to several major victories against U.S. forces in the Northwest Indian Wars, sometimes called "Little Turtle's War", particularly St. Clair's defeat in 1791, wherein the confederation defeated General Arthur St. Clair, who lost 900 men in the most decisive loss by the U.S. Army against Native American forces. He fought on the side of the British up until their defeat in the American Revolutionary War, and continued to defend Miami and other Native Nation's territories after the Americans created the "Northwest Territory." Eventually Little Turtle determined that peace was the only way forward for Native people, and he traveled frequently east to meet with several US presidents.
Chief Ouray - Notable Native Americans
Chief Ouray was acknowledged by the United States government as a chief of the Ute and he traveled to Washington, D.C. to negotiate for the welfare of the Utes. Ouray met with Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and Hayes and was called the man of peace because he sought to make treaties with settlers and the government, and was a constant force for peace. He tried to secure a treaty for the Uncompahgre Ute - who wanted to stay in Colorado - but was unsuccessful. His band was forced to a reservation in Utah in 1881. Chief Ouray had been a negotiator during the Treaty of Conejos (1863), wherein the Utes exchanged the loss of 50% of their land for the right to live in Western Colorado in perpetuity.
Chief Billy Bowlegs/Halpuda Mikko - Notable Native Americans
Bowlegs was one of the last Seminole resisters of the Seminole Wars. After the treacherous killing of Osceola - and the death or capture of several other Seminole leaders- Bowlegs and his band of 200 warriors became some of the most prominent fighters surviving at the time hostilities ended officially on 14 August 1842. His band continued to evade capture until the Third Seminole War, when the US government sent an Oklahoma Seminole Chief to seek him out and offer money and land in Indian Territory in exchange for surrender. Eventually, his band moved. Billy Bowlegs later gained fame as a captain in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Gvnagadoga/Standing Turkey - Notable Native Americans
Standing Turkey was the First Beloved Man of the Cherokee after his father (of the same name) died in 1760. He held this title until 1761. During this time he led the Cherokee in a war against the English, in what is known as the Anglo - Cherokee War. He is also noted for being a member of several delegations to visit London and Spanish Louisiana, seeking refuge from American encroachment for his people.
Sitting Bull - Notable Native Americans
Sitting Bull was a spiritual and war leader revered by his People. He led his band during a time of constant change and upheaval, refusing to engage in selling Tribal land or signing treaties. He is well known for his involvement in Red Cloud's War, the Battle of the Greasy Grass (Little Big Horn), and many other key and decisive battles during the 1860's and 70's. Sitting Bull later was involved in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, traveling extensively and performing for large audiences. He was assassinated while being arrested for his acknowledgment of the Ghost Dance.
"I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle." -
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