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Amiri Baraka, the poet, novelist, and activist once known as LeRoi Jones, has died at the age of 79.
Chief Washakie. Chief Washakie was born to a Flathead (Salish) father and and Lemhi Shoshone mother.His prowess in battle, his efforts for peace, and his commitment to his people's welfare made him one of the most respected leaders in Native American history. Upon his death in 1900, he became the only known Native American to be given a full military funeral. By S Campos