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Notables of Native American Background

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  • Clarence Victor Carnes (1927 - 1988)
    Clarence Victor Carnes (January 14, 1927 – October 3, 1988) known as The Choctaw Kid was a Choctaw best known as the youngest inmate sentenced to Alcatraz, and for his participation in the blood...
  • Buddy Holly (1936 - 1959)
    Charles Hardin Holley ( Buddy Holly ) was born on September 7, 1936 in the small town of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas to Lawrence Odell and Ella Pauline Drake Holley. Charles was named after his gran...
  • Shannon Leto
    Ethnicity: English, Cajun/French, smaller amounts of Irish, German, Scottish, at least 1/512 Spanish, remote Dutch and Mi’kmaq First Nations Shannon Leto is an American musician and songwriter...
  • Jared Leto
    Jared Joseph Leto (born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, director, producer, musician and occasional model. Leto has appeared in both big-budget Hollywood films and smaller projects from inde...
  • Sherman Alexie
    Sherman Alexie is an American poet, writer, and filmmaker. Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a Native American with ancestry from several tribes. He grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservat...

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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