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
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
10 March 1940, American
Martial artist

PocahontasPocahontas
1595 AD, American
Native American

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

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
29 August 1920, American
Jazz saxophonist, composer

Sitting BullSitting Bull
1831 AD, American
Warrior
Evo MoralesEvo Morales
26 October 1959, Bolivian
President of Bolivia

Crazy HorseCrazy Horse
 , American
Military Leader, Folk Hero
TecumsehTecumseh
29 February 1768, American
Native American Leader

Crispus AttucksCrispus Attucks
1723 AD, American
First person killed during the Boston Massacre

Chief SeattleChief Seattle
1780 AD, American
 

Chief JosephChief Joseph
03 March 1840, American
Nez Perce leader

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist
Red CloudRed Cloud
1822 AD, American
 

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

Black KettleBlack Kettle
07 December 1803, American
Leader

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

CochiseCochise
American
 
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913, American
Anthropologist, Historian, Author, Non-fiction

SquantoSquanto
American
Folk Hero

HiawathaHiawatha
1525 AD, American
Orator
Maria TallchiefMaria Tallchief
24 January 1925, American
Ballet dancer

Charley PattonCharley Patton
31 March 1891, American
Musician
Edmonia LewisEdmonia Lewis
04 July 1845, American
sculptor

Wilma MankillerWilma Mankiller
18 November 1945, American
Activist

N. Scott MomadayN. Scott Momaday
27 February 1934, American
Author
Stand WatieStand Watie
12 December 1806, Georgian
General

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

NanaNana
1800 AD, American
Warrior

John HerringtonJohn Herrington
14 September 1958, American
Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator, Aquanaut

Susan La Flesche PicotteSusan La Flesche Picotte
17 June 1865, American
American doctor
CornplanterCornplanter
1750 AD, American
politician
Charles BulfinchCharles Bulfinch
08 August 1763, American
Architect

Black HawkBlack Hawk
1767 AD, American
Military Leader

Marjorie TallchiefMarjorie Tallchief
19 October 1926, American
Ballerina

Paula Gunn AllenPaula Gunn Allen
24 October 1939, American
Poet
TatankaTatanka
08 June 1961, American
Professional Wrestler

William PogueWilliam Pogue
23 January 1930, American
Astronaut

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