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Notables of Native American Background

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  • Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910 - 1997)
    Annie Dodge Wauneka (April 11, 1910 – November 10, 1997) was an influential member of the Navajo Nation as member of the Navajo Nation Council. As a member and three term head of the Council's...
  • Tandy Walker, Col., CSA, Governor of the Choctaw Nation (1814 - 1864)
    Tandy Walker was a Confederate military commander during the Civil War. A mixed-blood Choctaw, he was born in Mississippi in 1814. As a lieutenant colonel in 1861, Walker, a former governor of the Choc...
  • Elias Cornelius Boudinot (1835 - 1890)
    From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture: Elias Cornelius Boudinot (1835–1890) Elias Cornelius Boudinot was a mixed-lineage Cherokee lawyer, newspaper editor, and lobbyist. He...
  • R. C. Gorman (1931 - 2005)
    Rudolph Carl Gorman (July 26, 1931 – November 3, 2005) was a Native American artist of the Navajo Nation. Referred to as "the Picasso of American Indian art" by the New York Times , his painting...
  • Suzan Shown Harjo
    Suzan Shown Harjo (born June 2, 1945) (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) is an advocate for American Indian rights. She is a poet, writer, lecturer, curator, and policy advocate, who has helped Native ...

What is a "notable?". "worthy of notice"; that is, "significant, interesting, or unusual enough to deserve attention or to be recorded". Notable in the sense of being "famous", or "popular"—although not irrelevant—is secondary.

So let's celebrate our indigenous peoples (American Indian, First Nations, Aleuts, Caribbean Islands, Central and South American tribal peoples ... ) and their descendants by adding their profiles to this Project.

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