was a Choctaw chief who saw to it that his people
never fought a war against the United States.
was the leader of the Quahadi Comanche when they
became the last of the Plains bands to accept
life on a reservation. Thanks to his leadership,
they took to reservation life rather well, and
Quanah himself became the wealthiest Indian in
all of North America.
was a leader in the Creek Confederacy who tried
to avoid war with the United States by leading
his people to sanctuary in Kansas.
was a Dakota warrior who fought many battles
against the U.S. only to be ultimately killed by
one of his own.
(Set'tainte, "White Bear")
was a Kiowa war chief known as the "Orator
of the Plains," and for his campaigns of
terror from Texas to the Canadian border.
was a Miami orator and fighter who tried to keep
white settlers out of the Northwest Territory.
was a Nez PercÚ who, while neither a warrior nor
a chief, did his best to keep the peace and lead
his people to sanctuary in Canada.
was one of many daughters of Powhatan, the leader
of an alliance of about 28 Powhatan tribes in the
Tidewater region of Virginia. She encountered her
first Englishmen when they established Jamestown
in May of 1607, and became a frequent visitor to
the settlement after meeting Captain John Smith
in December of that same year.
was a Shawnee chief who united 32 eastern tribes
into a confederacy that for a time limited white
migrations into the Northwest Territory.