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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 4, 2002 - Issue 60


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Native Heroes Quiz Answers



1. Wovoka (Pauite), 1890.

2. The patriots who instigated the "Boston Tea Party" dressed as Indians
because Indians represented freedom from tyranny to them.

"For a hundred years after our Revolution, Americans credited Native
Americans as a source of their democratic institutions. Revolutionary-era
cartoonists used images of Indians to represent the colonies against
Britain. Virginia's patriot rifle companies wore Indian clothes and
moccasins as they fought the redcoats. When colonists took action to oppose
unjust authority, as in the Boston Tea Party or the anti-rent protests
against Dutch plantations in the Hudson River valley during the 1840's,
they chose to dress as Indians, not to blame Indians for the demonstrations
but to appropriate a symbol identified with liberty."

James W. Loewen, "Lies My Teacher Told Me"

3. Tecumseh (Shawnee).

4. Vice President Charles Curtis (Kansa), 1929-1933.

5. Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox).

6. Maria Tallchief (Osage), ballerina.

7. Commander John Herrington (Chickasaw).

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