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Historical

American Horse

Big Curly

Big Eagle (Wambditanka) Mdewakanton Dakota chief - Narrated his account of the Dakota War of 1862

Bigfoot, Sioux chief killed at the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Big Mouth

Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa) Lakota holy man, source of Black Elk Speaks and other books

Crazy Horse (Tasunka Witko) Famous for leadership and courage in battle

Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) Author, physician and reformer

Chief Iron Tail

Crow Dog

Flat-Iron (Maza Blaska)

Gray Iron

Inkpaduta

Little Crow (Taoyateduta) Chief famous for role in the Dakota War of 1862

Lame Deer (Tahca Ushte) Lakota holy man, carried traditional knowledge into the modern era.

Little Thunder

Lone Horn

Lone Man (Isna-la-wica)

Mankato (M-ak'-to, Blue Earth)

Napeshneeduta (Red Man Who Flees Not)

Old Mankato

John Otherday (Aagpetu-tokecha)

Red Bird (Zitkaduta)

Red Cloud (Makhpiya luta) Chief famous for role in Red Cloud's War

Red Fish

Red Thunder (also known as Shappa, the Beaver)

Redwing

Shakopee (Shakpe, 'six')

Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotanke) Chief famous for role in the Battle of Little Bighorn

Sleeping Bear

Sleepy Eye (Ishtakhaba) Chief of the Sisseton band in the mid 19th century; signed four treaties

Spotted Elk

Henry Standing Bear (Mato Najen), Lakota Sioux. Later day Intancans of the Lakota people. His life spanned the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the Wounded Knee Massacre, and the Indian Reorganization Act. He worked for 10 years to get the Crazy Horse Memorial built.

Tall Man Dan

Tipi Sapa (Black Lodge) aka Rev. Philip Joseph Deloria, an Episcopal priest and a leader of the Yankton band of the Nakota Nation.

Touch the Clouds

Walking Buffalo (Tatankamani)

Wamditanka (Great War Eagle)

Waneta

Wizikute (a.k.a. Pine Shooter)

Young Man Afraid Of His Horses (Tasunkakokipapi) Oglala chief who participated in Red Cloud's War

Contemporary

Activists

Mary Crow Dog, writer and activist

Russell Means, activist, actor (Oglala)

Leonard Peltier, (Chippewa/Lakota), imprisoned for allegedly killing two FBI agents in 1975

Madonna Thunder Hawk, Lakota activist

John Trudell, activist, actor, poet

Charmaine White Face,activist, writer

Actors - Film

Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter), actor. While filming The Savage, he was initiated by blood into the Miniconjou Sioux tribe but claimed no natural American Indian heritage.

Eddie Spears, actor (Lakota Sioux Lower Brule)

Michael Spears, actor (Lakota Sioux Lower Brule)

Floyd Red Crow Westerman, singer, actor, activist (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Dakota)

Chauncey Yellow Robe, actor.
He went to the Carlisle Indian School speaking no English in November 1883. One of the graduates of the class of 1895, the boy who came with the name translated from Lakota: "Kills In Timber" went on to star in the first Native American-casted silent movie, The Silent Enemy.

Athletes

Billy Mills, only American ever to win the 10,000 meters at the Olympics (1964) Oglala

Authors - Historians - Scholars

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, (Crow Creek Sioux), activist, academic, and writer

Philip Deloria (Standing Rock Sioux), scholar, missionary
Vine Deloria, Jr., (Standing Rock Sioux),: theologian, scholar, activist and author

Ed McGaa, author, (Oglala) CPT US Marine Corp F-4 Phantom Fighter Pilot

Gertrude Simmons (later Bonnin) aka Zitkala Sa, writer.

Luther Standing Bear, Sioux author, actor, and activist

Comedians

Terry Ree, comedian

Drum Groups

Medal of Honor Recipients

Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington World War II Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor recipient; 1/4 Sioux

Woodrow Keeble, first Sioux Medal of Honor recipient for his valor during the Korean War

Other Musicians

Robert "Tree" Cody, Native American flutist (Dakota)

Indigenous, blues band (Nakota)

Illinois Jacquet, jazz saxophonist (half Sioux and half African American)

Kevin Locke (Lakota name: Tokeya Inajin, meaning "The First to Arise") is Lakota (Hunkpapa band) and Anishinaabe. He is a preeminent player of the Native American flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. He is most known for his hoop dance, The Hoop of Life. He is frequently cited as an ambassador of Native American culture to the United States, and the world.





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