Sioux war chief who led the Sioux in the fight to retain their lands against settlers in the northern Great Plains and against United States Army troops. He was present at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 against the US troops led by George Custer (1831-1890). Sitting Bull was killed in 1890 during the Ghost Dance turmoil. So ended the life of the most famous Native Americans.
Famous Native Americans - Tecumseh
Tecumseh (1768–1813) was a famous Shawnee Indian chief who fought in Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. His plan to unite Indian tribes in resistance against US encroachment failed with the defeat of his brother, Tenskwatawa the Prophet (c.1768–1834) at the Battle of Tippecanoe 1811. Tecumseh was an ally of the British in the War of 1812. Tecumseh fought and died at the Battle of the Thames during the War of 181
Famous Native Americans – Pocahontas
Pocahontas (c.1595–1617) was famous as the daughter of Chief Powhatan who was an Algonquian chief in Virginia. Pocahontas befriended the English at Jamestown and according to John Smith, she rescued him from death at the hands of her father. In 1612, she was seized as a hostage by the English, and she later converted to Christianity and married colonist John Rolfe
Famous Native Americans - King Philip
King Philip also known as Metacom (1638-1676) was famous as an Wampanoag Indian sachem and chief of a confederation of Algonquian tribes including the Wampanoag, Narragansett, Abenaki, Nipmuck, and Mohawk tribes. Pilgrims broke a peace treaty and in 1675 this subsequently led to a bitter conflict Known as King Philip's War. He was beheaded and quartered, and his head was displayed on a pole for 25 years at Plymouth. So ended the life of the most famous Native Americans.
Famous Native Americans - Sacajawea
Sacajawea, also known as Sacagawea (c.1786–1812), was famous as Shoshone Indian guide and interpreter. She guided the Lewis and Clark expedition through the wilderness and across the Rockies from 1804–1806.
Famous Native Americans - Cochise
Cochise (c.1812–74 was a famous chief of the Apache Indians. He led his band of band of the Chiricahua Apaches against United States troops in Arizona in an uprising that began in 1861.
Famous Native Americans - Geronimo
Geronimo (1829-1909) was a famous chief and and Medicine Man of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States and their expansion into Apache tribal lands in Arizona. Geronimo was captured in 1886 and confined to a reservation. So ended the life of the most famous Native Americans.
Famous Native Americans - Red Cloud
Red Cloud (1822–1909) was a famous chief and war leader of the Oglala Sioux Indians who fought against the US government's attempts to build forts along the Bozeman Trail in Wyoming and Montana. This conflict became known as Red Cloud's War 1865–1868. He died on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1909. So ended the life of the most famous Native Americans.
Famous Native Americans - Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph (1840 - 1904) was a famous chief and war leader of the Northwest Nez Perce Indians who fought against the white settlers who were confiscating Nez Perce tribal land. Chief Joseph formally surrendered to General Nelson A. Miles on October 5, 1877 in the Bear Paw Mountains of the Montana Territory. He died in 1904 in exile from his homeland. So ended the life of the most famous Native Americans.
Famous Native Americans - Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse (c.1849–1877) was a famous chief and war leader of the Sioux tribe. A leading figure in the resistance to white settlement on sioux tribal land. Crazy Horse fought with the Indian tribe confederation that defeated General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. He surrendered in 1877 and was killed while in custody.
Famous Native Americans - Chief Pontiac
Chief Pontiac (c. 1720 – 1769) was a famous chief and war leader of the Ottawa tribe. A leading figure in the resistance to the British military occupation of the Great Lakes region following the British victory in the French and Indian War. The conflict became known as Pontiac's War. He was assassinated by a Peoria Indian in 1769. So ended the life of the most famous Native Americans.
Famous Native Americans - Black Hawk
Black Hawk (c. 1720 – 1769) was a famous chief and war leader of the Sauk and Fox Indians. He led a brief conflict fought in 1832 between the United States and Native Americans The conflict became known as the Black Hawk War. According to Black Hawk, the "whites were in the habit of saying one thing to the Indians and putting another thing down on paper."
Famous Native Americans - Hiawatha
Hiawatha was a famous leader of the of the Mohawk tribe who argued for peace with the European settlers. Hiawatha is credited with establishing the Iroquois Confederacy comprising of the Onondaga, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca tribes which were collectively known as the Five Nations League. His name was used for the hero of the epic poem by Henry Longfellow called “The Song of Hiawatha.”
Chief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Moke-tav-a-to) (born ca. 1803, killed November 27, 1868) was a leader of the Southern Cheyenne after 1854, who led efforts to resist American settlement from Kansas and Colorado territories. He was a peacemaker who accepted treaties to protect his people. He survived the Third Colorado Cavalry's Sand Creek Massacre on the Cheyenne reservation in 1864. He and his wife were among those killed in 1868 at the Battle of Washita River, in a US Army attack on their camp by George Armstrong Custer.
Heȟáka Sápa (Black Elk) (December 1863 – August 19, 1950) was a famous Wičháša Wakȟáŋ (Medicine Man and Holy Man) of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux). He was Heyoka and a second cousin of Crazy Horse .
Buffalo Calf Road Woman, or Brave Woman (b. c. 1850s? -d. 1878), was a Northern Cheyenne woman who saved her wounded warrior brother Chief Comes in Sight, in the Battle of the Rosebud (as it was called by the United States) in 1876. Her rescue helped rally the Cheyenne warriors to win the battle. She fought next to her husband in the Battle of the Little Bighorn that same year. In 2005 Northern Cheyenne storytellers kept broke morkept more than 100 years of silence about the battle, and they credited Buffalo Calf Road Woman with striking the blow that knocked General George Armstrong Custer off his horse before he died.