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Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief: The Portal to Texas History

[Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief]

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.

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Zintka Lanuni "Lost Bird" Orphaned in the Battle of Wounded Knee and taken away from her Native American tribe by General Leonard Wright Colby.

Zintkala Nuni Lost Bird (1890 - 1919) - Find A Grave Photos

Long Dog, Sioux, 1880.

Collections Search Center, Smithsonian Institution

Viola Jimulla (1878–1966) was the Chief of the Prescott Yavapai tribe. She became Chief when her husband, who was also a Chief of the tribe, died in an accident in 1940. She remained Chief until her death. She was known for improving living conditions, and for her work with the Presbyterian Church.

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Standing Holy, the daughter of the medicine man Sitting Bull.

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Standing Elk - Omaha – 1898

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Geronimo - Chiricahua Apache - 1897

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This is a picture of Moon Beam. She was a Potawatomi Indian Maiden. The picture was taken in 1909.

Old Picture of the Day

"The Powhatan Confederacy comprised 30 tribes living along Virginia's coastal plain. Chief Wahunsonacock, called Powhatan by Captain John Smith, united the tribes to form the Powhatan Confederacy. At the time of Smith's appearance in Virginia, the Powhatans numbered about 12,000 people. Tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy are called Algonquian because their languages were based on a large Native American language group called Algonquin."

War and Peace with Powhatan's People []

Map of Virginia tribes in the past.

Virginia Indian Tribes and Languages

Powhatan Stone - Inscription: An old Indian stone removed from and now overlooking “Powhatan Seat” a royal residence of King Powhatan when Captain John Smith and his fellow “Adventurers” made the first permanent English settlement in this country at Jamestown, Virginia 1607. “Powhatan Seat” was the residence from 1726-1865 of the ancestors of Peter H. Mayo by whose daughters this stone was presented to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.

Powhatan Stone Marker

Powhatan Indian

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Native American Powhatan Indian houses are described.

About Native Americans: Houses of the Powhatan Indians

Powhatan, Chief | powhatan 1545 1618 known as wahunsunacawh to the powhatan tribe.

Summaries of Old West Native Americans - Page 5

Spotted Fawn :: Sioux 1875-1885

Spotted Fawn :: Western History

~An orphan born on a Winnebago reservation in Nebraska, Henry Roe Cloud 1884–1950, was the first Native American to earn a degree from Yale. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees there, and most significantly, according to the Yale press release, “devoted his life to promoting the self-identity and well-being of fellow American Indians.”~ #winnebago

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Carole Pray

"In 1967, Betty Mae Jumper became the first woman elected chair of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. She was the first woman to lead a major Native American tribe in the 20th century United States. Jumper was among the first Florida Seminoles to earn a high school diploma. She trained as a nurse and helped provide healthcare among the Seminoles, scattered in numerous camps from Indian River County to the Tamiami Trail."--State Library & Archives of Florida, on Flickr Commons

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Comanche Indian Warrior by Bretz of Fort Sill - Oklahoma Territory c.1880s

Comanche Native American Warrior by Bretz of Fort Sill - Oklahoma Territory (c.1880s).

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close up of Sitting Bulls son:

Sitting Bull – The Photographs |

The ancient bow-making tradition has never died among Oklahoma Choctaws, and today many work to ensure the survival of the artform

Bows and Arrows - Choctaw Nation Cultural Services

Navajo National Monument, Arizona, US Copyright: Paul Westcott. I slightly remember seeing a little of this with my parents when I was a young girl. Amazing site to see.

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La-roo-chuk-a-la-shar (Sun Chief, aka His Chiefly Sun) - Pawnee 1868

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esteemed son - pawnee

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Geronimo 1829-1909, Chiricahua Apache Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Geronimo (1829-1909), Chiricahua Apache warrior, 1903 portrait by J.W. Collins.

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