Scabbard Knife, elderly Native American Sioux man who fought in the Little Bighorn - 1936

Amos Wooden Knife, an old Sioux warrior who fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn. Photo 1936.

Young Man Afraid of His Horses (1836 - 1900) Oglala Sioux - his name means the bearer of the name was so feared in battle that even the sight of his horse would inspire fear. He was a lieutenant under Red Cloud and resisted the building of the Montana trail through the Sioux hunting grounds of Powder River. (photo c.1870-80) Handwritten on the photo is: Chief Pine Ridge Sioux

Ira "Chief Falling Cloud" Hayes - was a Pima Native American and an American Marine who was one of the six men immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II.

Amazing photograph!!! This man fought in the American Revolution under the command of General George Washington. A rare daguerreotype of Captain George Fishley, taken in 1850 when he was 90 years old.

Native American (Hunkpapa Sioux) man, identified as Rain In The Face. He is reputed to have been the man who killed Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn.1865

"Why isn't this in our history books?" Unfortunately, we all know, right?

One of the earliest photos showing a Native American with a wolf - unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, Indians maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves.

George Armstrong Custer poses with his Indian scouts during the Black Hills expedition of 1874. The man pointing to the map was named "Bloody Knife," a member of the Cree tribe. Photograph by William Illingworth. (Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument [4321])

Three Horses, Native American, photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905. Three Horses, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing headdress.

- Geronimo

Navajo Medicine Man

1973 The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Leaders Russell Means (Oglala Sioux) and Carter Camp (Ponca), with 200 activists and the Lakota (Sioux) of the Pine Ridge Reservation occupied the town for 71 days to protest government failures to honor treaties with Native Americans. Many supporters joined the protest. There was public sympathy for the occupation, as Americans were becoming more aware of injustice related to American Indians.

Charles Eastman was one of the first Native Americans to become a Western Medical Doctor.

Yellow Bear :: Sioux

In 1924 Native Americans were granted U.S. citizenship when Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act. It gave Native Americans the right to vote allowed them to keep their tribal citizenry.

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Graham Greene (born June 22, 1952) is a First Nations actor who has worked on stage, and in film and TV productions in Canada, England and the United States. Greene is an Oneida, born in Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. Greene's TV debut was in an episode of The Great Detective in 1979, and his screen debut was in 1983 in Running Brave. It was his Academy Award-nominated role as Kicking Bird (Lakota: Ziŋtká Nagwáka) in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves that brought him fame.

Ground Spider, Oglala Sioux, by Heyn Photo, 1899

Tah It Way, Native American of the Calumet Tribe, photograhed by Edward Curtis in 1905. Tah It Way, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, peace pipe on right.

Paha Ska, of Keystone, S.D., an Elder of the Oglala Sioux tribe from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, holds an original Indian Peace Medal that were given out by the Lewis and Clark Expedition to Native American leaders between 1804-06.