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
(Actor)

09 June 1963

American

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

American

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
(Fimmaker)

27 March 1963

American

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
(Martial artist)

10 March 1940

American

PocahontasPocahontas
(Native American)

1595 AD

American

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

American

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe
(Athlete)

28 May 1888

American

Benjamin BrattBenjamin Bratt
(Actor)

16 December 1963

American

Sitting BullSitting Bull
(Warrior)

1831 AD

American

Crazy HorseCrazy Horse
(Military Leader, Folk Hero)

American

Evo MoralesEvo Morales
(President of Bolivia)

26 October 1959

Bolivian

TecumsehTecumseh
(Native American Leader)

29 February 1768

American

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Crispus AttucksCrispus Attucks
(First person killed during the Boston Massacre)

1723 AD

American

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
(Novelist)

07 October 1966

American

Chief JosephChief Joseph
(Nez Perce leader)

03 March 1840

American

Chief SeattleChief Seattle

1780 AD

American

Red CloudRed Cloud

1822 AD

American

Charles CurtisCharles Curtis
(Former Vice President of the United States)

25 January 1860

American

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Black KettleBlack Kettle
(Leader)

07 December 1803

American

Sam BradfordSam Bradford
(American football player)

08 November 1987

American

PontiacPontiac
(Warrior, Military Leader)

CochiseCochise

American

Russell MeansRussell Means
(Film Actor, Activist)
Ira HayesIra Hayes
(Paratrooper)

12 January 1923

American

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SquantoSquanto
(Folk Hero)
HiawathaHiawatha
(Religious Figure, Folk Hero)

Charley PattonCharley Patton
(Guitarist, Singer)

SequoyahSequoyah
(Inventor)

Maria TallchiefMaria Tallchief
(Ballet dancer)

24 January 1925

American

Wilma MankillerWilma Mankiller
(Author, Writer, Tribal chief)

18 November 1945

American

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Edmonia LewisEdmonia Lewis
(sculptor)

04 July 1845

American

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(Anthropologist, Historian, Author, Non-fiction writer, Writer)

27 October 1913

American

Lucy ParsonsLucy Parsons
(Journalist)

Billy MillsBilly Mills
(Officer, Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor)

30 June 1938

American

NanaNana
(Warrior, Military Leader)
Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
(Golfer)

14 September 1972

American

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Sarah WinnemuccaSarah Winnemucca
(Author, Activist, Writer)
John HerringtonJohn Herrington
(Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator, Aquanaut)

14 September 1958

American

CornplanterCornplanter
(politician)

1750 AD

American

Black HawkBlack Hawk
(Warrior, Military Leader)

Susan La Flesche PicotteSusan La Flesche Picotte
(American doctor)

17 June 1865

American

Billie FrechetteBillie Frechette
(Theater Actress, Criminal, Singer)

1907 AD

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Mildred LovingMildred Loving
(Civil Rights Activist)

1939 AD