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Notables of Native American Background

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  • Chief James Bigheart (1842 - 1908)
    CHIEF JAMES BIGHEART OF THE OSAGES By Orpha B. Russell Much has been written and published about the Osage people, commonly recognized as the wealthiest tribe of American Indians, yet the one man l...
  • Rosella Hightower (1920 - 2008)
    From HIGHTOWER, ROSELLA (1920–2008) Ballerina, teacher, and dance director of Choctaw descent, Rosella Hightower was born in Durwood, Oklahoma, on January 30, 1920, the only child of Charles E...
  • Moscelyne Larkin Jasinski (1925 - 2012)
    Moscelyne Larkin Edna Moscelyne Larkin Jasinski (January 14, 1925 – April 25, 2012) was one of the "Five Moons", Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma who gained international fame in the 2...
  • Hokolesqua, Chief Cornstalk (1712 - 1777)
    "It is better for us to die like warriors than to diminish away by inches. The cause of the red man is just, and I hope that the Creator who governs everything will favor us." Statement supposedly ma...
  • Yvonne Chouteau (1929 - 2016)
    Myra Yvonne Chouteau (March 7, 1929 – January 24, 2016) was one of the "Five Moons" or Native prima ballerinas of Oklahoma. She was one of the five celebrated Indian ballerinas of Oklahoma and t...

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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