Delaware Delegation to Washington D.C. - 1867 Standing L-R: James McDaniel (Cherokee), Black Beaver (Delaware), Henry Tiblow (Interpreter), John G. Pratt (Indian Agent), Charles Armstrong (Delaware), John Young (Delaware) Sitting L-R: James Ketchum (Delaware), James Conner (Delaware), John Conner (Delaware), Charles Journeycake (Delaware), Isaac Journeycake (Delaware), John Sarcoxie Sr. (Delaware)
Cleveland, TN:"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"
“Wolf Robe (c.1838-1910) was a Southern Cheyenne chief and a holder of the Benjamin Harrison Peace Medal. During the late 1870s he was forced to leave the open plains and relocate his tribe on to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Reservation in Indian Territory. He was awarded the Benjamin Harrison Peace Medal in 1890 for his assistance in the Cherokee Commission.”
On this date in 1876, Zitkala Sa was born on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She would go on to write several books, including American Indian Stories, co-write the first Native American opera, and found the National Council of American Indians-Feb 23
Quanah Parker,1845 or 1852 - was a Comanche War Chief, a leader in the Native American Church and the last leader of the powerful Quahadi. He was the son of Comanche Chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker who had been kidnapped at the age of 9. Quanah Parker looked, and dressed like an Indian but he have very blue eyes. He was one of the most feared Indian leaders in the west. He died on Feb. 23,1911 at the age of 59.
Chief Big Foot 1825–90, with his wife White Hawk. Photo taken 1872. Big Foot was born in the northern Great Plains. One of the first Sioux to raise a corn crop on the Cheyenne River. He traveled to Washington, D.C., as a tribal delegate and worked to establish schools throughout the Sioux territory. Tragically killed.