Princess White Deer Performed in the 1927 Ziegfeld 9 O’Clock Frolic. According to the theatre program, she also performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of April 1921. Born Esther Louise Georgette Deer of Chief James Deer and Georgette Osborne Deer (Iroquois Tribe, Mohawk - Akwesasne people of the St. Lawrence Seaway region) in 1891. She is now called the first American Indian to gain fame as a dancer and vocalist.
Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded 32 Native American chapters of the YMCA. He also helped found the Boy Scouts of America. The first Native American author to write American history.
Jay Silverheels (born Harold J. Smith; May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor. He was well known for his role as Tonto, the faithful American Indian companion of the Lone Ranger in a long-running American television series.
February 27 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.
Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians