The history of the
obviously never complete without the tales of the many Americans who
first lived on these vast lands.
Here, you'll find summaries of many of the
chiefs, heroes, warriors, and medicine men that history records as
significant in the westward expansion of the United States.
Though there were literally thousands of
men and woman that could be mentioned, this ever growing list of
individuals, begins with those most famous.
Notable Native Americans in History:
Adoeette, aka: Big Tree (1845?-1871) - Known as
Adoeette to his
Kiowa tribe, he was known to the white man, as "Big Tree.”
Horse (1800-1876) -
Horse, an Oglala
chief, he was one of the principal war
chiefs during the
Battle of the Little Bighorn. He was killed by
General George Crook's troops in 1876.
Big Bill - A Paiute
chief, Big Bill led the Indians who aided the notorious
Mormon John D. Lee in the
Mountain Meadows Massacre in southwest
on September 11, 1857.
Big Elk (1765-1846)
- Chief of the Omaha tribe.
Big Foot, aka: Sithanka, Spotted Elk 1826?-1890) - A Hunkpapa
Sioux, Big Foot was the chief of the Cheyenne River Reservation. He was killed on December 29, 1890,
along with almost 300 other members of his tribe, at the
Wounded Knee Massacre.
Big Mush (??-1839) - Fought in the Cherokee War in Texas and was killed in the
Battle of the Neches on July 16, 1839.