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Notables of Native American Background

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  • Louis Dean Owens (1948 - 2002)
    Louis Owens, Choctaw/Cherokee Scholar & Novelist Louis Owens was born in Lompoc, CA on July 18, 1948. He grew up in rural Mississippi and California and worked as a forest ranger and firefighter for th...
  • Debra Anne Haaland, U.S. Congress
    Debra A. Haaland (December 2, 1960), is an American politician from New Mexico, elected to Congress on November 6, 2018. She is a former Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. In November 2018,...
  • William Apess (1798 - 1839)
    Pequot Indian Descent. William Apess was an ordained Methodist minister, writer, and activist of mixed-race, who was a political and religious leader in Massachusetts.
  • Richard Dean Anderson
    Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and film actor, television producer and composer. He began his television career in 1976 as Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap ...
  • David Midthunder
    David Midthunder is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his work on television shows Westworld and Longmire and for his appearances in films like Transformers: Age of Extinction . H...

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.

Profiles must be set to "public."

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