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Notables of Native American Background

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  • Chief Pontiac (c.1720 - 1769)
    Chief Pontiac (1720 - April 20, 1769) was a great leader of the Ottawa Indian tribe. He organized his and other tribes in the Great Lakes area to fight the British, in what is known as Pontiac's War (1...
  • Reader Anfesia T. Shapsnikoff (Lazaroff) (1901 - 1973)
    Anfesia Shapsnikoff was an Aleut leader and educator born October 1, 1901, at Atka, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. Renowned for her weaving of Aleut grass baskets, Anfesia flew to many communities thr...
  • Chief Lazar Gordieff (1856 - 1888)
    Chief of Chernofsky
  • Chief Michael Gordieff (1834 - d.)
    Chief of Chernofsky

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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