Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped at age nine by Comanche's who massacred her family. She lived with them for 24 years, forgetting her white ways. She married Chief Peta Nocona and had 3 children including Quanah Parker. Rescued at age 34 by Texas rangers but for 10 yrs refused to adjust to white ways. She escaped once only to be "rescued" again. Heartbroken over the loss of her husband and children she stopped eating and died of influenza in 1870.// heart breaking
Two young Comanche girls from Oklahoma photographed in decorated Buckskin Dresses, 1891.
Rain-In-The-Face (c. 1835–September 15, 1905) was a warchief of the Lakota tribe of Native Americans. His name may have been a result of a fight when he was a boy in which his face was splattered like rain with his Cheyenne adversary's blood. His mother was a Dakota related to the band of famous Chief Inkpaduta. He was among the Indian leaders who defeated George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment at the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn.
William Mervin Mills or "Billy" Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938), is the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal. He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the only American ever to win the Olympic gold in this event. His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest of Olympic upsets. A former United States Marine, Billy Mills is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe.
Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble (1917-1982) was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a full-blooded member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, a Sioux Native American tribe. Master Sergeant Keeble, a highly-decorated U.S. war veteran, didn't receive his Medal of Honor until some 16 years after his death.
✯ In spite of being shot eight times, Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. ordered his men to tie him to a tree so he could keep fighting, action for which he received the Medal of Honor. Red Cloud was the third of four Native Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea.✯
O-o-be (aka Oyebi) - Kiowa - circa 1894. What a treat to see a smiling photograph.
Cleveland, Tennessee, The Eternal Flame of the Cherokee Nation. This fire is a memorial of those people who suffered and died on the infamous 'Trail of Tears'. It also commemorates the reuniting of the Eastern and Western Cherokee Nation here at Red Clay. Aug. 7, 1837- Apr. 6,1984
Two Moon, Cheyenne(1847–1917), or Ishay nishus, was the son of Carries the Otter, an Arikara captive who married into the Cheyenne tribe. Known for his participation in battles such as the Battle of the Rosebud on 6-17-1876, the Battle of Little Big Horn on 6-26-1876 his last battle which was the Battle of Wolf Mountain on 1-8-1877. Two Moons defeat in the battle at Wolf mountain by General Nelson A. Miles would inevitably lead to the surrender of his Cheyenne band at Fort Keogh in April, 1877