Native American Biographies Round-Up

Happy Thanksgiving!! I thought this year I would honor the Native Americans by doing a round-up of ones to check out! Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating!! I thank God for all of you who take time to read Crafty Moms Share!!

The other day I did a round-up of Native American stories and picture books. Today I thought I would share some biographies I found on Native Americans. For the most part I only took one biography for each person but many have more than one out there.

Books about Multiple Native Americans

  • Extraordinary American Indians by Susan Avery discusses the lives and accomplishments of Native Americans from the eighteenth century to present
  • Native American Heroes: Osceola, Tecumseh & Cochise by Ann McGovern
  • Famous Native North Americans by Bobbie Kalman profiles Native Americans who had a large influence on their tribes as well as the United States and Canada.
  • Native American Chiefs and Warriors by Stuart A. Kallen
  • Native American Scientists: Fred Begay, Wilfred F. Denetclaw Jr., Frank C. Dukepoo, Clifton Poodry, Jerrel Yakel by Jetty St. John
  • Native American Women by  Suzanne Clores

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Biographies of Non-Chief/Warrior Native Americans

  • Charles Eastman -- Santee Dakota, Anglo-American, French ancestry, Physician, Writer, Lecturer and Reformer
  • Dennis Banks -- Anishinaabe Leader, Teacher, Lecturer, Activist, Author
  • Native American Women (somehow got in here as well)
  • Dr. Carlos Montezuma -- Yavapai-Apache Activist
  • Helen Cordero -- Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Susan LaFlesche Picotte -- Omaha Doctor and Reformer
  • Sacagawea -- Lemhi Shoshone Guide and Interpreter
  • Maria Tallchief -- Osage Nation and Scottish-Irish Descent First Native American Prima Ballerina
  • Pocahontas (see the post I did on Pocahontas)
  • Squanto (follow link to see one post on Squanto and another book reviewed here)
  • Sequoyah -- Cherokee Silversmith who independently created a writing system for the Cherokee language
  • Zitkala-S̈a -- Sioux Writer, Editor, Musician, Teacher and Political Activist
  • Susette La Flesche -- Omaha Writer, Lecturer, Interpreter and Artist
  • Sarah Winnemucca -- Paiute activist and educator

Biographies of Chiefs and Warriors

  • Chief John Ross -- Cherokee Chief 1828-1866
  • Chief Joseph -- Nez Perce Chief 1871-1902
  • Chief Red Cloud -- Ogala Lakota Chief 1868 - 1909
  • Crazy Horse -- Ogala Lakota War Leader
  • Pontiac -- Ottawa Tribe War Leader
  • Geronimo -- Bedonkohe Apache War Leader
  • Chief Tecumseh -- Shawnee Leader, most known for participation in War of 1812
  • Osceola -- Seminole War Leader
  • Sitting Bull -- Hunkpapa Lakota Holy Man and Tribal Chief
  • King Philip -- Sachem of the Wampanoag
  • Wilma Mankiller -- First Female Chief of the Cherokee Nation 1985 - 1995
  • Black Elk -- Medicine and Holy Man of Ogala Lakota
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