Portrait of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull became head of the Strong Heart warrior society in 1856 and chief of the entire Sioux nation in 1867.

10 Famous Native Americans

America's history begins with the Native Americans and the English settlers they encountered. Read our list of Native American leaders and heroes.

[Plenty Wounds, American Indian]

American Indian Plenty Wounds, ca. Plenty was likely a member of of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show when his picture was taken by Gertrude Käsebier.

Flathead chief Kullup-skawl'che (aka Ring-Necked Crane, aka Crane Necklace, aka Moise, aka Antoine Moise) - Flathead - 1913_(lh6.googleusercontent.com)

Flathead chief Kullup-skawl'che (aka Ring-Necked Crane, aka Crane Necklace, aka Moise, aka Antoine Moise) - Flathead - 1913_(lh6.googleusercontent.com)

Sioux Delegation - (Oglala Sioux) men identified as: (standing l to r) "Man Like a Bear, Brother of All, Bowed Head, Jumping Thunder, Rupacokanmaza (sitting l to r) Medicine Bull, Charger, Strike the Ree, Good Last Born, [unidentified]."

Sioux Delegation - (Oglala Sioux) men identified as: (standing l to r) "Man Like a Bear, Brother of All, Bowed Head, Jumping Thunder, Rupacokanmaza (sitting l to r) Medicine Bull, Charger, Strike the Ree, Good Last Born, [unidentified]."

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A Native American Princess.... Ho Chuck Nation Pow Wow, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Groups of Native American dancers at a Ho Chuck Nation Pow Wow in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. The photos were actually taken at three different Pow Wows over a three year period.

Sitting Bull - Photo by William Notman & Son, Montreal, 1885, silver salts on glass, gelatin dry plate process, 17 x 12 cm, McCord Museum (William Notman, Scottish-Canadian photographer and businessman)

Sitting Bull William Notman & Son, Montreal silver salts on glass, gelatin dry plate process, 17 x 12 cm McCord Museum (William Notman - Scottish/Canadian photographer and businessman)

Chipeta (1843 – 1924) Indian Rights Advocate and Diplomat was a peacemaker who did not consider all settlers to be the enemy, often giving food to starving white families. In 1879 when her tribe was about to start a war with settlers, Chipeta successfully convinved Chief Ouray to call off all fighting, arguing the war would be devastating to all.

Chipeta (1843 – 1924) Indian Rights Advocate and Diplomat was a peacemaker who did not consider all settlers to be the enemy, often giving food to starving white families. In 1879 when her tribe was about to start a war with settlers, Chipeta successfully convinved Chief Ouray to call off all fighting, arguing the war would be devastating to all.

Chiefs of the Pawnee and Sioux Nations 1885

Chiefs of the Pawnee and Sioux Nations :: Photographs - Western History

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