North America's true historical people and their origins, customs and tribal customs. These are our true North American ancestors and deserve their rights, their history.
Black Horse - second chief of the Comanches behind Quanah Parker. After surrendering in 1875, Black Horse was sent to prison in Florida. Returning to the reservation in 1878, he soon left for Texas under the pretense of hunting buffalo - a move which turned into what is considered the last Indian raid in Texas. After a running gun battle with Texas Rangers, W B Anglin (ranger) was killed north of Midland TX. Black Horse wisely left and returned to the reservation and settled down forever.
Zitkala-Ša, also known by the missionary-given name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a Sioux writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist. She wrote several works chronicling her struggles in her youth as she was pulled between the influences of dominant American culture and her own Native American heritage, & books in English that brought traditional Native American stories to a widespread white readership for one of the first times. Bonnin co-composed the first American Indian opera.
Sacred Feathers...Feathers in hair for Native Americans had a spiritual meaning. They were worn by Native American Chiefs to symbolize their communication with the Spirit, and to show off their divine wisdom. Feathers also represented the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind. Sometime feathers were representative of courage during a battle or a successful hunt.