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Notables of Native American Background

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  • 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...
  • Hazel Leona Crutcher (1914 - 1990)
    Hazel Walker was born on August 8, 1914, on her family’s farm near Oak Hill (Little River County), nine miles from Ashdown (Little River County). She was the middle child and only daughter of He...
  • Elias Boudinot (1802 - 1839)
    Elias Boudinot (1802–June 22, 1839) was a Cherokee Indian who started and edited the tribe's first newspaper. He was born in Oothcaloga, Cherokee Nation (now Calhoun, Georgia) as Gallegina Watie...
  • Anthony Ervin
    Anthony Ervin is an American competition swimmer who has won two Olympic medals and two World Championship golds. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he won a gold medal in the men's 50-meter freestyle, and e...
  • Ella Cara Deloria (1888 - 1971)
    Ella Cara Deloria (January 31, 1889 – February 12, 1971), (Yankton Dakota), also called Aŋpétu Wašté Wiŋ (Beautiful Day Woman), was an educator, anthropologist...

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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