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
moccasins as they fought the redcoats. When colonists took action
unjust authority, as in the Boston Tea Party or the anti-rent
against Dutch plantations in the Hudson River valley during the
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
3. Tecumseh (Shawnee).
4. Vice President Charles Curtis (Kansa),
5. Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox).
6. Maria Tallchief (Osage), ballerina.
7. Commander John Herrington (Chickasaw).
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