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Notables of Native American Background

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  • 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 ...
  • Chief Bull Bear (Cheyenne) (1816 - 1892)
    Bull Bear was a Dog Men (Dog Soldier) leader by 1863, Father P.J. Powell stated he was then 4th chief of this band among Tall Bull, White Horse and Little Robe. In 1864 he represented the Dog Men at ...
  • Kay Starr
    Kay Starr (born July 21, 1922) is an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the ...

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.

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