Native Leaders

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FAMOUS INDIAN CHIEFS LEADERS WARRIORS QUOTATIONS SPEECHES

INDIAN CHIEFS, WARRIORS, LEADERS
GERONIMO
Geronimo
Apache
1829-1909
JOESPH
Chief Joseph
Nez Percé
1840-1904
BENITO
Benito Juarez
Zapoteca
1806-1872
MATAWEER
Cinon Mataweer
Kumeyaay
1800s
TECUMSEH
Tecumseh
Shawnee
1768-1813
CASTILLO
Adam Castillo
Cahuilla
1885–1953
HATAM
Chief Hatam
Kumeyaay
c. 1805-1874
VP CURTIS
Charles Curtis
Kaw
1860-1936
JACK
Captain Jack
Modoc
1837-1873
CRAZY HORSE
Crazy Horse
Lakota
c. 1845-1877
RUSSELL
Russell Means
Oglala Lakota
1939-2012
AMERICAN
American Horse
Sioux
c. 1800-1876
ANNA
Anna Prieto-Sandoval
Kumeyaay
1934-2010
DAN
Chief Dan George
Tsleil-Waututh
1899-1981
RICHARD
Richard Milanovich
Cahuilla
1942-2012
Mangas
Mangas Coloradas
Apache
c. 1793-1863
BLACKHOOF
Black Hoof
Shawnee
c. 1740-1831
CRAZY HORSE
Cochise
Apache
1812-1874
Red Jacket
Red Jacket
Seneca
c. 1750-1830
CHIEF
Chief Seattle
Duwamish
c. 1780-1866
SHACKNASTY
Shacknasty Jim
Modoc
c. 1851–1881
Red Cloud
Red Cloud
Lakota
1822–1909
Standing Bear
Standing Bear
Ponca
c. 1834-1908
SITTING BULL
Sitting Bull
Lakota
c. 1831-1890
Pontiac
Chief Pontiac
Ottawa
1720-1769
Osceola
Osceola
Seminole
1804-1838
MANKILLER
Wilma Mankiller
Cherokee
1945-2010
MANUELITO
Chief Manuelito
Navajo
1818-1893

FAMOUS NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEFS ON HORSES WEARING CEREMONIAL FEATHERED WAR BONNETS HOLDING TRIBAL STAFFS

SIX FAMOUS NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CHIEFS IN HEADDRESS AND ON HORSEBACK

SIX 19TH CENTURY NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS ON HORSEBACK (l-r) — Little Plume (Piegan), Buckskin Charley (Ute), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Quanah Parker (Comanche), Hollow Horn Bear (Brulé Sioux), and American Horse (Oglala Sioux). Photo: Edward S. Curtis, circa 1900.

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“The law is that all life is equal in the Great Creation, and we, the Human Beings, are charged with the responsibility, each in our generation, to work for the continuation of life.”

Great Native Leaders

Native American leaders have played a significant role in the history of the United States, in particular its expansion across the North American continent. While their lands were snatched up piecemeal by land-thirsty settlers, miners, and others, these brave leaders listed below, and many others, worked in battle and in peace to protect their land and their people. When elementary and high school students are taught American history, it usually begins with Christopher Columbus and the Nina, Pinta,and Santa Maria discovering the New World. Never mind that the Americas already were inhabited by highly advanced civilizations. With the arrival of Columbus, official history begins. It should come as no surprise that great Native American leaders are for the most part ignored in history classes rooted in the old Columbus myths. In fact, it is debatable that he was even the first European to arrive in the Americas. But that is a different story. The few Native American exceptions to make the history books were the “friends of the whites”–Pochahontas, Squanto, etc–or “vicious savages”–Pontiac, Crazy Horse. Our Mother Earth is being polluted at an alarming rate, and our elders say that she is dying. The way the weather is around the world … a cleansing is needed. In this way, the indigenous communities can become the natural guides to restoring balance and harmony in the world. Our grandfathers taught us to have an integrated vision. The important thing is to look for balance. We should take care of what does not belong to us, for the future, because it is only ours temporarily. The Great Spirit created us with two ears and one mouth. The Great Spirit did this with purpose. It is for us to remember to listen carefully to not only what another says but to what she does not say. The Great Chiefs were mighty men who faced impossible problems.

“Mother Earth places the energy of the Creator in us and helps us stay connected to the Creator.There are sacred sites every 100 miles around mother earth. Many are disrespected – such as Devils Tower with the climbers and Bear Butte. Others have concrete and huge skyscrapers built over them and we cannot hear. So we are not receiving this energy. Then we have polluted the earth where we grow our food. Food’s purpose is to nourish our bodies as well as our spirits with Creator’s energy. We are eating food without spirit. We are drinking water without spirit. We are consuming hatred. We don’t even pray over our food. We just eat it like it is ours. That’s greedy. It is a gift. These men acted on behalf of what they believe. They believe the US is greedy and they want to stop it. They are consumed with the disease of the mind. We all are to some extent. Learn to listen. Learn to be still on Mother Earth. Get priorities in balance. He also said to make ties and pray every day for the people of this world. All people.” Arvol Looking Horse

 

Students are taught American history, it usually begins with Christopher Columbus and the Nina, Pinta,and Santa Maria discovering the New World. Never mind that the Americas already were inhabited by highly advanced civilizations. With the arrival of Columbus, official history begins. It should come as no surprise that great Native American leaders are for the most part ignored in history classes rooted in the old Columbus myths. In fact, it is debatable that he was even the first European to arrive in the Americas. But that is a different story. The few Native American exceptions to make the history books were the “friends of the whites”–Pochahontas, Squanto, etc–or “vicious savages”–Pontiac, Crazy Horse. Our Mother Earth is being polluted at an alarming rate, and our elders say that she is dying. The way the weather is around the world … a cleansing is needed. In this way, the indigenous communities can become the natural guides to restoring balance and harmony in the world. Our grandfathers taught us to have an integrated vision. The important thing is to look for balance. We should take care of what does not belong to us, for the future, because it is only ours temporarily. The Great Spirit created us with two ears and one mouth. The Great Spirit did this with purpose. It is for us to remember to listen carefully to not only what another says but to what she does not say. The Great Chiefs were mighty men who faced impossible problems.

“Mother Earth places the energy of the Creator in us and helps us stay connected to the Creator.There are sacred sites every 100 miles around mother earth. Many are disrespected – such as Devils Tower with the climbers and Bear Butte. Others have concrete and huge skyscrapers built over them and we cannot hear. So we are not receiving this energy. Then we have polluted the earth where we grow our food. Food’s purpose is to nourish our bodies as well as our spirits with Creator’s energy. We are eating food without spirit. We are drinking water without spirit. We are consuming hatred. We don’t even pray over our food. We just eat it like it is ours. That’s greedy. It is a gift. These men acted on behalf of what they believe. They believe the US is greedy and they want to stop it. They are consumed with the disease of the mind. We all are to some extent. Learn to listen. Learn to be still on Mother Earth. Get priorities in balance. He also said to make ties and pray every day for the people of this world. All people.” Arvol Looking Horse

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