Native American Heroes and Leaders

Indian Council of War

Indian Council of War

List of Notable Native Americans

Native American Tribes List

Full Articles:

George Bent – Cheyenne-American Soldier & Leader

American Horse – A Shrewd Sioux Chief

Chief Black Kettle – A Peaceful Leader

Edward “Ned” Bushyhead – Cherokee Lawman

Cheyenne Dog Soldiers

Cochise – Strong Apache Leader

Crazy Horse – A Sacred Hero

Dull Knife – Northern Cheyenne Chief

Charles Alexander Eastman – Sioux Doctor, Author and Reformer

Chief Gall – Aggressive Sioux Leader

Geronimo – The Last Apache Holdout

Hollow Horn Bear – Brule Sioux Chief

Chief Joseph – Leader of the Nez Perce and a True American

Little Crow – Leader of the Santee Uprising

Little Wolf – Courageous Leader of the Cheyennes

Lozen – Apache War Woman & Prophet

Manuelito – Navajo War Chief

Nana, Apache War Chief by A.F. Randall, 1884

Nana, Apache War Chief by A.F. Randall, 1884

Nana – Oldest Apache Warrior

Osceola – Leading the Seminole

Old Schonchin – Modoc Chief and Warrior

Susan La Flesche Picotte – First Native Physician

Pocahontas – Legendary Indian Princess

Chief Pontiac – Masterminding a Rebellion

Chief Ouray – A Man of Peace

Rain-in-the-Face –  Strategic Sioux Warrior

Red Cloud – Lakota Warrior & Statesman

Roman Nose – Cheyenne War Chief

Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation

Sacagawea drawing by E.S. Paxson

Sacagawea drawing by E.S. Paxson

Sacagawea – Leading Lewis & Clark

Sequoyah – Inventor of Written Cherokee

Sitting Bull – Lacota Chief & Holy Man

Spotted Tail – Warrior, Chief & Negotiator

Victorio – Fighting for Ancestral Lands

Fred Waite – Chickasaw Outlaw Turned Politician

Stand Watie – Brigadier General of the Civil War

Walkara – Horse Thief and Walker War Leader

Kaitchkona Winema – Woman Chief of the Modoc

Wovoka – Paiute Medicine Man & the Ghost Dance

© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated November 2022.

Ghost Dance

Ghost Dance

Also See

Ancient Cities of Native Americans

Native Americans – First Owners of America

Native American Tribes

Old West Legends

Timeline of Events