Thanks to movies, books and pictures on the internet, the image of people wearing feathers on their heads is what conjures up in the minds of most people on hearing ‘native Americans’. Several movies in recent times, including the critically and commercially acclaimed ‘The Revenant’ has revolved around Americans and their conflicts with the US military. Warriors like Red Cloud, Geronimo and Crazy Horse, ballerina Maria Tall Chief, actor Will Rogers and Pocahontas are a few famous native Americans, who have great historic significance. Pocahontas is a famous figure who has got many people around the world curious. According to legends, Pocahontas was a kind-hearted woman who saved an Englishman who almost died at the hands of her American father. Red Cloud, Geronimo and Cloud Horse are warriors who revolted against the US military forces and gave the sophisticated army troops nightmares. Will Rogers is an actor who has essayed several roles in almost 71 films and has penned several articles. Here are the names of other famous yesteryear Americans the history books probably didn’t tell you.
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor
Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
10 March 1940, American
Martial artist

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer

PocahontasPocahontas
1596 AD, American
Native American

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe
28 May 1888, American
Athlete
Benjamin BrattBenjamin Bratt
16 December 1963, American
Actor

Chief SeattleChief Seattle
1780 AD, American
 

Crazy HorseCrazy Horse
 , American
Military Leader, Folk Hero
Crispus AttucksCrispus Attucks
1723 AD, American
First person killed during the Boston Massacre

Sitting BullSitting Bull
1831 AD, American
Warrior
Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
29 August 1920, American
Jazz saxophonist, composer

Evo MoralesEvo Morales
26 October 1959, Bolivian
President of Bolivia

TecumsehTecumseh
29 February 1768, American
Native American Leader

Charles CurtisCharles Curtis
25 January 1860, American
Former Vice President of the United States

Red CloudRed Cloud
1822 AD, American
 
Chief JosephChief Joseph
03 March 1840, American
Nez Perce leader

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist

Black KettleBlack Kettle
07 December 1803, American
Leader

Vivica A. FoxVivica A. Fox
30 July 1964, American
Actress
Sara EvansSara Evans
05 February 1971, American
Singer-Songwriter

Russell MeansRussell Means
10 November 1939, American
Activist
Sam BradfordSam Bradford
08 November 1987, American
American football player

CochiseCochise
American
 

HiawathaHiawatha
1525 AD, American
Orator
Stand WatieStand Watie
12 December 1806, Georgian
General

SquantoSquanto
American
Folk Hero
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913, American
Author

Charley PattonCharley Patton
31 March 1891, American
Musician

Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
14 September 1972, American
Golfer
Billy MillsBilly Mills
30 June 1938, American
Officer, Marathon runner, Long-distance runner,

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Maria TallchiefMaria Tallchief
24 January 1925, American
Ballet dancer
Edmonia LewisEdmonia Lewis
04 July 1845, American
sculptor

N. Scott MomadayN. Scott Momaday
27 February 1934, American
Author

NanaNana
1800 AD, American
Warrior

Susan La Flesche PicotteSusan La Flesche Picotte
17 June 1865, American
American doctor
CornplanterCornplanter
1750 AD, American
politician
John HerringtonJohn Herrington
14 September 1958, American
Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator, Aquanaut

Black HawkBlack Hawk
1767 AD, American
Military Leader

Charles BulfinchCharles Bulfinch
08 August 1763, American
Architect

R. C. GormanR. C. Gorman
26 July 1931, American
Artist
Marjorie TallchiefMarjorie Tallchief
19 October 1926, American
Ballerina

TatankaTatanka
08 June 1961, American
Professional Wrestler

Paula Gunn AllenPaula Gunn Allen
24 October 1939, American
Poet

William PogueWilliam Pogue
23 January 1930, American
Astronaut

ShabbonaShabbona
1775 AD, American
Chief
Yvonne ChouteauYvonne Chouteau
07 March 1929, American
Ballerina

Rosella HightowerRosella Hightower
10 January 1920, American
Ballerina
Joseph YoakumJoseph Yoakum
22 February 1890, American
Artist

Louis W. BallardLouis W. Ballard
08 July 1931, American
Composer

Eugene Bennett FluckeyEugene Bennett Fluckey
05 October 1913, American
Navy Rear Admiral