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Oscar Pettiford MP (1922 - 1960)

Pettiford was born at Okmulgee, Oklahoma; his mother was Choctaw and his father was half Cherokee and half African American.[1] He grew up playing in the family band in which he sang and danced bef...

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Horace King (1807 - 1885)

) Horace King (sometimes Horace Godwin) (September 8, 1807 – May 28, 1885) was an American architect, engineer, and bridge builder. King is considered the most respected bridge builder of the ...

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Massasoit, Sachem of the Wampanoag Nation MP (c.1580 - c.1661)

Massasoit * (1581-1661), was the Leader of the Pokanoket ,"Peope of the first light " and Chief of the Wampanoag Nation. He was commonly known as Massasoit but he was called by many other names, includ...

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Chipeta MP (1843 - 1924)

Chipeta or White Singing Bird, was a Native American woman, and the second wife of Chief Ouray of the Uncompahgre Ute tribe. Born a Kiowa Apache, she was raised by the Utes in what is now Conejos, Colo...

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Chief Ouray MP (1833 - 1880)

Ouray (Arrow) was a Native American chief of the Uncompahgre band of the Ute tribe, then located in western Colorado. Because of his leadership ability, Ouray was also acknowledged by the United States...

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Governor Blacksnake (1737 - 1859)

Tah-won-ne-ahs or Thaonawyuthe (born between 1737 and 1760, died 1859), known in English as either Governor Blacksnake or Chainbreaker, was a Seneca war chief, who, along with other Iroquois leaders ...

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Handsome Lake (1735 - 1815)

Handsome Lake (Cayuga language: Sganyadái:yoˀ, Seneca language: Sganyodaiyoˀ) (Θkanyatararí•yau• in Tuscarora) (1735 – 10 August 1815) was a Se...

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Guyasuta (c.1725 - c.1794)

Guyasuta (c.1725–c.1794) was an important leader of the Seneca people in the second half of the eighteenth century, playing a central role in the diplomacy and warfare of that era. His name is...

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Cornplanter (c.1750 - 1836)

John Abeel, Jr. (ca. 1750s–February 18, 1836), known as Gaiänt'wakê (Gyantwachia - ″the planter″) or Kaiiontwa'kon (Kaintwakon - "By What One Plants") in the Seneca...

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Charles Ne Sha Pa Na Cumin Journeycake (1817 - 1894)

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Bud Adams (1923 - 2013)

Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. (January 3, 1923 – October 21, 2013) was the owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. He was instrumental in the founding and estab...

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W. W. Keeler MP (1908 - 1987)

KEELER, WILLIAM WAYNE (1908-1987) Chief executive officer of Phillips Petroleum Company and chief of the Cherokee Nation, William Wayne Keeler was born April 5, 1908, in Dalhart, Texas, and grew up i...

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Jock Mahoney (1919 - 1989)

Jock Mahoney (February 7, 1919 – December 14, 1989) was an American actor and stuntman of Irish, French, and Cherokee ancestry. Born Jacques O'Mahoney, he was credited variously as Jock Maho...

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Allen Wright (1826 - 1885)

Given name at birth: Kiliahote Allen Wright was elected Principal Chief of Choctaw Nation in 1866 and served until October 1870. He was born in Mississippi son of Ishtimahelvbbi, and immigrated to ...

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Muriel Hazel Wright (1889 - 1975)

Teacher, historian, and editor Muriel Hazel Wright was born on March 31, 1889, at Lehigh, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. Her mother, Ida Belle Richards, came to Indian Territory in 1887 as a Presb...

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T. C. Cannon (1946 - 1978)

Profile photo: Self Portrait in the Studio, a 1975 painting by T.C. Cannon. Tommy Wayne Cannon (September 27, 1946 in Lawton, Oklahoma – May 8, 1978) was an important Native American artist ...

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John Guwisguwi Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1790 - 1866)

John Ross (October 3, 1790 - August 1, 1866), also known as Guwisguwi (a mythological or rare migratory bird), was Principal Chief of the Cherokee Native American Nation from 1828-1866. Described as th...

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Roberta Emma Jane Lawson (1878 - 1940)

Roberta Lawson (née Campbell, October 31, 1878, Alluwe, Oklahoma—December 31, 1940, Tulsa, Oklahoma) was a Lenape-Scots-Irish activist, community organizer, and musician. During World...

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Pocahontas MP (1595 - 1617)

A note about names and titles from : Although Pocahontas was not a princess in the context of Powhatan culture, the Virginia Company nevertheless presented her as a princess to the English public. ...

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Stand Watie, Brig. General, CSA, Principal Chief MP (c.1806 - 1871)

Stand Watie (1806-1871) Born at Oothcaloga in the Cherokee Nation, Georgia (near present day Rome, Georgia) on December 12, 1806, Stand Watie's Cherokee name was De-ga-ta-ga, or "he stands." He als...

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Major General Clarence L. Tinker (1887 - 1942)

Major General Clarence Leonard Tinker (1887–1942) was an airman who lost his life during World War II while on a combat mission during the Japanese attack on Midway Island in the Pacific, June...

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Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the USA MP (1860 - 1936)

Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was a United States Representative, a longtime United States Senator from Kansas later chosen as Senate Majority Leader by his Republican c...

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Jesse Chisholm (1806 - 1868)

Jesse Chisholm (1806 – March 4, 1868) was an Indian trader, guide, and interpreter, born in the Hiwassee region of Tennessee, probably in 1806. He is chiefly famous for being the namesake to...

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Peter McQueen (c.1780 - 1820)

Peter McQueen (c. 1780 – 1820) was a Creek Indian chief, prophet, trader and warrior from Talisi (Tallassee, among the Upper Towns in present-day Alabama.) He was one of the young men known as...

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Osceola (1804 - 1838)

Osceola, also known as Billy Powell (1804 – January 30, 1838), became an influential leader and war chief of the Seminole in Florida. Of mixed parentage: Creek, Scots-Irish, and English, he wa...

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John E. Miles, Governor (1884 - 1971)

John Easten Miles (July 28, 1884 – October 7, 1971) was a U.S. politician who served as the 12th Governor of the state of New Mexico. Biography Miles was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. H...

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Tamanend, Chief of the Lenape (1628 - 1701)

Tamanend or Tammany or Tammamend, the "affable"[1], (c. 1628-1698) was a chief of one of the clans that made up the Lenni-Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley at the time Philadelphia was established...

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Hualani Ahung MP (1844 - 1906)

Hualani Ahung (1844–1906) had a Chinese father and Cherokee-Hawaiian mother. As customary at the time, she also took a Christian first name for her baptism. Her mother, a descendant of King K&#x...

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Thomas Spencer (c.1749 - 1777)

Born: c.1749 at Onoquaga Died: August 6, 1777 at Oriskany Thomas Spencer was an Oneida, the son of an Oneida woman and the Presbyterian missionary Elihu Spencer, who supported the Patriots agains...

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David Moniac (1802 - 1836)

David Moniac was the first Indian ever admitted to West Point Military Acadamy. He was enrolled from 18 Sept. 1817 until 1 Jul. 1822 when he was appointed to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Lt. Moniac retu...

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Rev William Luther Moore MP (1857 - 1930)

Find a Grave Birth: Oct. 12, 1857 Columbus County North Carolina, USA Death: Dec. 22, 1930 Maxton Robeson County North Carolina, USA Rev. Moore was a Waccamaw Siouan Indian . He was the son of ...

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Rita Coolidge MP

Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American vocalist. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard's pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz charts. ...

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Marjorie Louise Tallchief MP

Marjorie Louise Tallchief (born 1927 in Denver, Colorado) was a ballerina of the Osage Nation. Career Tallchief was the first American Indian to be "première danseuse étoile" of...

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Maria Tallchief / Wa-Xthe-Thomba MP (1925 - 2013)

Maria Tallchief (born January 24, 1925) was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for he...

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Ned Bushyhead, Chief of Police, San Diego, California (1832 - 1907)

Edward "Ned" Wilkerson Bushyhead (1832-1907) - Miner, publisher, and lawman, Bushyhead was born near Cleveland, Tennessee. Part Cherokee Indian, he was the son of a Baptist preacher, who he accompanied...

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Jesse (Rev.) Bushyhead MP (1804 - 1844)

: Perhaps no character in all Cherokee history was more revered and respected by his people than was Jesse Bushyhead , who was born in southeastern Tennessee in September 1804. The family home was si...

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White Thunder, Cheyenne Chief and Medicine Man (b. - 1884)

White Thunder, Wakinyan Ska, a Wazhazha leader was an influential Cheyenne leader and medicine man. He was the tribe's "Keeper of the Arrows," four arrows thought to have a sacred or medicinal role. ...

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Robert Bent (c.1840 - d.)

Robert Bent was the mixed-race son of the fur trader William Bent, the founder of the trading post named Bent's Fort; and Owl Woman, a Cheyenne. On November 28, 1864, Colonel John Chivington and a vo...

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Apache May Slaughter (1896 - 1900)

Apache May Slaughter (May, 1896-1900) was the daughter of Tombstone, Arizona sheriff John Slaughter and his wife Viola. Apache May was found by John Slaughter as he was following a group of Apaches...

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Cynthia Whitbeck Risk (1924 - 2009)

Cynthia Whitbeck Risk of Cummington, MA died at home on March 13, 2009. The daughter of Sterling and Virginia Eastman Whitbeck, she was born in Northampton, MA, on July 10, 1924. She graduated from T...

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Dr. Elaine Goodale Whitbeck (1933 - 2010)

Dr. Elaine Goodale Whitbeck, formerly of Kingston, died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Mercy Center, Dallas, where she has resided for the past seven years. She was a daughter of Sterling and Virgini...

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Irene Taluta Eastman (1894 - 1918)

Daughter of Elaine Goodale and Charles A. Eastman (Ohiye Sa). Singer and native entertaineer. Buried in Sioux fashion on hill overlooking lake.

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Charles Alexander "Ohiye Sa" Eastman (1858 - 1939)

Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer...

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Black Kettle, Chief of the Southern Cheyenne (c.1803 - 1868)

Chief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Moke-tav-a-to) (born ca. 1803, killed November 27, 1868) was a leader of the Southern Cheyenne after 1854, who led efforts to resist American settlement from Kansas and ...

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George Bent (CSA), Cheyenne warrior MP (1843 - 1918)

George Bent (1843 – May 19, 1918) was the mixed-race son of the fur trader William Bent, the founder of the trading post named Bent's Fort; and Owl Woman, a Cheyenne. Born near present-day La Ju...

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Charley Bent, Cheyenne warrior (1845 - 1867)

Charles "Charley" Bent was a a well-known and feared Cheyenne warrior. He was the mixed-race son of the fur trader William Bent, the founder of the trading post named Bent's Fort; and Yellow Woman, a C...

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Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief (c.1848 - 1911)

(for consideration) Quanah Parker was the last Chief of the Commanches and never lost a battle to the white man. His tribe roamed over the area where Pampas stands. He was never captured by the Arm...

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Peta Nocona, Comanche Chief (c.1819 - 1864)

Peta Nocona (b. ? - d. 1864?) was a Native American chief who led the Noconi Comanches in Texas from the 1830s to 1860. He was the son of the infamous Comanche chief Iron Jacket and father of chief Q...

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"Iron Jack" Nocona, Comanche Chief (1794 - 1858)

Iron Jacket (born c. late 1780s early 1790s- died 1858) was a Native American War Chief and Chief of the Comanche Indians. Iron Jacket (Po-hebitsquash, Pro-he-bits-quash-a, Po-bish-e-quasho in Coma...

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Ash-ke-bah-ke-ko-zha "Flat Mouth" (1770 - 1860)

A powerful Ojibwa, or Chippewa, chief in the Leech Lake area of present-day Minnesota, Aysh-ke-bah-ke-ko-zhay, or Flat Mouth, visited the nation's capital in 1855 as a member of the Indian delegation f...

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Sequoyah (George Gist) MP (1758 - 1843)

Sequoyah , or Se-quo-ya as written today, was also known as George Guess or Gist, the first of three generations with the George name. While GIST is the original spelling of the name, later generations...

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Puskush of Okla Tannap, Miko of Okla Tannap MP (deceased)

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Homastvbbi . ., Chief of Okla Tannap, Choctaw Nation MP (c.1740 - 1816)

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Sophia Lk-lo-ha-wah Pitchlynn MP (1773 - 1871)

Find A Grave Her will Her Choctaw name means "loved but lost". (What is the source for this? I can find no Choctaw translation of "loved" and/or "lost" that sounds anything like Lklohawa) Sophia ...

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Harrison A. Yazhe, Navajo Code Talker (1919 - 2004)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Eddie Melvin Yazzie, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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David Jordan, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Benjamin C. Baldwin, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Wilford Buck, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Charlie Y.(or H.) Begay, Navajo Code Talker (1925 - 1973)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Floyd June, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Teddy Jose, Navajo Code Talker (1924 - d.)

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Tom H. Jones, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Wilson Henry Price, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Joe Frederick Price, Navajo Code Talker (1918 - d.)

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Jimmie Preston, Navajo Code Talker (1922 - 1966)

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John Pinto, Navajo Code Talker (1925 - d.)

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Willie A. Notah, Navajo Code Talker (b. - 1945)

KIA Iwo Jima - An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integr...

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Roy Becenti Notah, Navajo Code Talker (1921 - 2006)

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Jack Nez, Navajo Code Talker (1914 - 1976)

One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers

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Israel Hosteen Nez, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Freeland Nez, Navajo Code Talker (1925 - 1959)

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Howard Hosteen Nez, Sr., Navajo Code Talker (1922 - 1996)

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Allen Dale June, Navajo Code Talker (1921 - 2010)

His clans; born to Kinlichii nii-Tl ízi lání and born for Yé'ii Diné Tachii' nii Ye'ii Dine'é Táchii'nii = Giant People of the Red Running Into the Wa...

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Jack Jones, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

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Arthur Nez, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Ralph Johnson, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Peter Johnson, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

KIA Iwo Jima. An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integra...

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Johnny (or Johnnie) Johnson, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Earl Johnny, Navajo Code Talker (1924 - 1990)

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Leroy John, Navajo Code Talker (1924 - 1995)

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Guy Pinto, Navajo Code Talker (1923 - 2000)

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Sam Peshlakai, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Samuel Tsosie, Sr., Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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Howard Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

KIA - An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part o...

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Harry Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker (c.1925 - 1946)

'One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers. KIA Bougainville.

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David W. Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker (1923 - 2007)

Birth: Dec. 15, 1923 Death: Jan. 20, 2007 David Tsosie, 83, of Shiprock, passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Bloomfield. Mr. Tsosie was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Cove, Ariz. He was a...

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Collins D. Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker (1924 - 1992)

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Cecil Gorman Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker (1924 - 1965)

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Alfred Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker (b. - 1943)

KIA Cape Gloucester, is officially listed as Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. May he rest in peace.

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Harding Negale, Navajo Code Talker (1914 - 1999)

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Peter Nakaidinae, Navajo Code Talker (1920 - 1999)

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Adolph (or Alolph) N. Nagurski, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

An American, Marine and Navajo hero who will be remembered forever by the mark he left on the world. The Navajo Code Talkers saved countless lives of fellow Americans, and were an integral part of vict...

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David E. Patterson, Navajo Code Talker (deceased)

" When I was inducted into service, one of the commitments I made was that I was willing to die for my country, the US, the Navajo Nation, and my family." From; "Unsung Heroes of WWII, The Story of t...

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Amos Roy Patrick, Navajo Code Talker (1918 - 1969)

Birth: Dec. 27, 1918 New Mexico, USA Death: Dec. 30, 1969 Gallup McKinley County New Mexico, USA Burial: Rehoboth Mission Cemetery Rehoboth McKinley County New Mexico, USA Plot: b-35 Crea...

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