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Margaret George Brown, Catawba Elder (1837 – 1922)

Margaret George Brown, a Catawba Elder was one of the last person in South Carolina to raise her children to speak the Catawba language. (July 4, 1837 – August 9, 1922) Margaret lived on the Catawba Indian Nation reservation near Rock Hill her entire life. Her status as one of the last speakers of the […]

The American Indian’s Truths. The Most Dangerous Show On Radio

Jay Winter Nightwolf’s Radio Show Every Friday afternoon from 2 PM – 3 PM – EST. on WPFW 89.3 FM – Pacifica Radio – Live Stream at wpfw.org Jay Winter Nightwolf (Jay Gola Wahya Sunoyi) is the originator and host of “The American Indian’s Truths – Nightwolf – the Most Dangerous Show On Radio” with Co […]

Aboriginal Warrior Activist of Nahaganset Heritage

  Neesu Wushuwunoag “Two Hawks” Aka Raymond L. Watson of Nahaganset heritage. Neesu Wushuwunoag is the great grandson of Chief George Watson of the Narragansett Indian Tribe (1981), 4th Great Grandsons of Chief Brister Michael of the Nahaganset Indian Tribe (1881) and also of direct lineage from the precolonial Chief Canonicus of the 1600s. He has roots […]

Association of American Indian Farmers (AAIF)

The Association of American Indian Farmers (AAIF) is a national organization that provides outreach, advocacy and technical assistance across Native America. It provides access to state and national information concerning Agriculture through newsletters and other special online communication tools. It also facilitates networking with other American Indian Farmers and agriculture professionals. AAIF was founded in […]

Dick Gregory, A Real Inspiration and True Warrior (1932 – 2017)

  Richard Claxton ‘Dick’ Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) was an influential comedian and civil rights activist whose social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians since he first performed in public. His participation in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s is well-documented, as are his efforts on […]

Bill Pickett, Inventor of Bulldogging, Legendary Cowboy (1870 – 1932)

Bill Pickett, the inventor of bulldogging, was a legendary cowboy of African and Cherokee heritage. Honoring the irrevocable connections to our ancestors. Bill Pickett (Dec. 5, 1870 – Apr. 2, 1932) began his career as a cowboy while in grade school. Pickett soon began giving exhibitions of his roping, riding, and bulldogging skills. He became […]

Janet McCloud, Tulalip Leader, Fishing Rights Activist (1934 – 2003)

Yet Si Blue “the woman who talks”, also know as Janet McCloud and born into the family of Chief Seattle was a prominent Tulalip and indigenous peoples activist. (Mar. 30, 1934 – Nov. 25, 2003) Janet McCloud’s activism helped lead to the 1974 Boldt Decision, for which she was dubbed, “The Rosa Parks of the […]

Sadie Alexander, Civil Rights Champion (1898 – 1989)

Born Sarah Tanner Mossell, this inspiring woman, Sadie Alexander achieved a lot of firsts in her life. Sadie Alexander (Jan. 2, 1898 – Nov. 1, 1989) A life-long champion of civil rights and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race or gender, was a leader in the legal, political and civic arenas of her day. […]

Buffalo Child Long Lance, A Brilliant Human Being (1890 – 1932)

A Brilliant human being, of African, Native & Caucasian heritage that taught society, how foolish it is to judge a human being by their ethnicity. Watch video at the bottom of article “Long Lance” by Bernie Dichek (1986) 55 min Sadly, the culture that Long Lance lived in was not ready for that message. Born […]

Chief Red Cloud, Oglala Lakota Leader (c.1820 – 1909)

Maȟpíya Lúta aka Red Cloud: “Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) (c. 1820 – December 10, 1909) Red Cloud was born about 1820 near the forks of the Platte River. He was one of a family of nine children whose father, an able and respected warrior, reared his son under the […]

Dangerfield Newby, The Real Django (1815 – 1859)

Dangerfield Newby, The Real Django (1815 – 1859) was the oldest of John Brown‘s raiders, one of five black raiders, and the first of his men to die at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Born as enslaved African in Fauquier County, Virginia, Newby married a woman also enslaved. Newby was later freed by his Scottish father, but […]

Legendary Marlon Brando, American Actor and Activist (1924 – 2004)

American Hero and Extraordinary Human Being, Marlon Brando was one of the first actor-activists to march for Black American and American Indian rights. Video Playlist Below (Apr. 3, 1924 – Jul. 1, 2004) He spoke out against racism often and forcefully. He marched in demonstrations. And he gave money to civil rights groups. The Brando […]

Edmonia Lewis, Haitian and Ojibwe Sculptor (1844 – 1907)

Mary Edmonia Lewis was a talented American sculptor of African/Haitian and Ojibwe heritage. (July 4, 1844–September 17, 1907) She is the first credited African Native American female sculptor in the U.S. Lewis who gained fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. Lewis was inspired by the lives of abolitionists and […]

Tatanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull), Hunkpapa Lakota Holy Man

Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull, “Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull (1831 – December 15, 1890), Hunkpapa Lakota. It is not easy to characterize Sitting Bull, of all Sioux chiefs most generally known to the American people. There are few to whom his name is not familiar, and […]

Josephine Baker, Actress, Dancer, Singer, Spy and Activist

Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, the Extraordinary Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, actress, civil rights activist and spy. (Jun. 3, 1906 – Apr. 12, 1975) Baker was the first Black American female to star in a major motion picture, “Zouzou” in 1934, to integrate an American concert hall, and […]

Diana Fletcher, African Native American School Teacher

Diana Fletcher (1838 – ?) is thought to be the daughter of an enslaved African who ran away to seek freedom in Florida, and a Seminole woman who died on “The Trail of Tears,” the forced relocation of American Indians to Oklahoma. It is said that she was separated from her father, once in Oklahoma, […]
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