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Hers is the one Indian name that every school child knows. Today, Pocahontas is best remembered as a romantic heroine who rescued Captain John Smith, the leader of the colonists in Jamestown, Virginia ... read this biography

Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet

During the last years of the 18th century, defeat, disease, and death were the lot of Indians living in the Old Northwest. In 1794, an American force crushed an opposing Indian army at the Battle of F ... read this biography

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James McDonald

James L. McDonald, a Choctaw, served as a model for the Indians' capacity for full integration into American society. As a boy, he was raised by Thomas L. McKenney, the nation's first commissioner of ... read this biography

John Ross

John Ross, a Cherokee chief, led his peoples' resistance to removal from their homelands. The son of a Scottish trader and a Cherokee woman of mixed background, he was exceptionally well educated, fir ... read this biography

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Sitting Bull

Even in death Sitting Bull was the symbol of resistance to white authority. He was a chief and holy man of the Hunkpapa people, one of the tribes forming the Teton Sioux. During the 1840s and 1850s, h ... read this biography

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

His grandfather fought against George Armstrong Custer at the battle of the Little Big Horn. In 1992 he became the first Indian elected to the U.S. Senate in over sixty years--and the only Senator to ... read this biography

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