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  • Chief William 'Stays at Home' Spotted Tail (1859 - 1931)
    Sicangu Lakota William attended Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, PA. He entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880. The file indicates Spotted Tail was living in Cut...
  • Lydia Bucktooth (1866 - 1953)
    Seneca/Snipe Clan Lydia (Jacobs) Bucktooth was the daughter of Thomas W and Eleanor (Pierce) Jacobs. Was a student at Tunesassa Friends "Quaker" School on the Allegany Territory in 1872. Wife of Fr...
  • Chief George Standing Bear (1841 - bef.1898)
    Do not confuse with Ponca Chief, Standing Bear Sicangu Lakota, Spotted Tail’s band, but went to live at Pine Ridge Reservation with the Oglala people after Spotted Tail’s death. Fought in the Battl...
    Joe Friday (1887 - 1955)
    "In addition to serving as Honorary Chief, he lectured nationally during the months of January (Snow Moon), February (Hunger Moon), and March (Crow Moon)." Joe Friday was the founding Indian teacher a...

Welcome to the Native American Chiefs Project. The Native American Chiefs Project is for people who have a strong interest in Native American history and culture. Designed for people to learn about a variety of Native American histories and cultures and for the preservation of cultures and langues, for people to share what they know. For sharing and learning about Native Americans from 16th and 17th century Massachusetts and Virginia, the Wild West, the Aztec Empire, and Canadian Indigenous Peoples/First Nations, etc.