Famous Native Americans - List of Famous Native Americans

Thanks to movies, books and pictures on the internet, the image of people wearing feathers on their heads is what conjures up in the minds of most people on hearing ‘native Americans’. Several movies in recent times, including the critically and commercially acclaimed ‘The Revenant’ has revolved around Americans and their conflicts with the US military. Warriors like Red Cloud, Geronimo and Crazy Horse, ballerina Maria Tall Chief, actor Will Rogers and Pocahontas are a few famous native Americans, who have great historic significance. Pocahontas is a famous figure who has got many people around the world curious. According to legends, Pocahontas was a kind-hearted woman who saved an Englishman who almost died at the hands of her American father. Red Cloud, Geronimo and Cloud Horse are warriors who revolted against the US military forces and gave the sophisticated army troops nightmares. Will Rogers is an actor who has essayed several roles in almost 71 films and has penned several articles. Here are the names of other famous yesteryear Americans the history books probably didn’t tell you.

Pocahontas, Will Rogers and Red Cloud are a few famous native Americans.

The Most Famous Native Americans

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
TecumsehJanuary 1, 1768AmericanTecumseh was a Native American leader of the Shawnee clan
Crazy HorseAmericanCrazy Horse was one of the most celebrated Native American warriors to have ever lived
Chuck NorrisMarch 10, 1940AmericanChuck Norris is a martial artist and actor who founded his own school of martial art, Chun Kuk Do
Sitting Bull1831AmericanSitting Bull was a Teton Dakota Indian chief who led Sioux tribes in their struggle for survival on the North American Great Plains.
Chief Seattle1780AmericanChief Seattle was a famous 19th century American Indian chief of the Duwamish Tribe and the Suquamish Tribe
Pocahontas1595AmericanPocahontas was a Native American famous for her association with English colonists during their first years in Virginia
Evo MoralesOctober 26, 1959BolivianCurrently serving his third term as the President of the Bolivia, Evo Morales is known for implementing various social and economic reforms
Chief JosephMarch 3, 1840AmericanChief Joseph was the leader of a Native American tribe who led his followers in one of the most dramatic retreats in the history of America
Tina TurnerNovember 26, 1939AmericanTina Turner is an American singer, actress, dancer and author, who is also known as the ‘queen of rock’
Benjamin BrattDecember 16, 1963AmericanBenjamin Bratt is a popular American television and film actor

Pocahontas

Pocahontas was a Native American famous for her association with English colonists during their first years in Virginia

American1595234 views

Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis was an American politician who served as the 31st Vice President of the United States

AmericanJanuary 25, 1860151 views

Evo Morales

Currently serving his third term as the President of the Bolivia, Evo Morales is known for implementing various social and economic reforms

BolivianOctober 26, 1959200 views

Red Cloud

Red Cloud was a war chief who led the Oglala Sioux tribe in what was known as Red Cloud’s War against the United States Army

American182298 views

Black Kettle

Black Kettle was a leader of the Southern Cheyenne tribe of Native Americans in the 19th century, who repeatedly strived for securing peace for his people

Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is a writer and film maker known for his work in Native American literature

AmericanOctober 7, 1966111 views

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century

AmericanMay 28, 1888156 views

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is a martial artist and actor who founded his own school of martial art, Chun Kuk Do

AmericanMarch 10, 1940289 views

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker was an American jazz saxophonist and composer

AmericanAugust 29, 1920149 views

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is an American singer, actress, dancer and author, who is also known as the ‘queen of rock’

AmericanNovember 26, 1939192 views