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Native American leaders fought for recognition, respect and rights for their people — a struggle that continues today. Explore the lives and struggles of Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Pocahontas, Crazy Horse, Chief Joseph, Sacagawea and other Native American leaders.
Grammy-winner Tina Turner rose to fame in the 1960s by singing and performing with then-husband Ike Turner, later enjoying an international solo career with hits like "What's Love Got to Do With It."
Sacagawea was a Shoshone interpreter best known for being the only woman on the Lewis and Clark Expedition into the American West.
Crispus Attucks was an African American man killed during the Boston Massacre and believed to be the first casualty of the American Revolution.
In 1967, Mildred Loving and her husband Richard successfully defeated Virginia's ban on interracial marriage via a famed Supreme Court ruling that had nationwide implications.
Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief, opposed white settlement in the United States during the early 1800s. He was killed during the War of 1812.
Chuck Norris has starred in such action films as 'Return of the Dragon' and 'Missing in Action.' He also starred on the hit TV series 'Walker, Texas Ranger.'
Sitting Bull was a Teton Dakota Indian chief under whom the Sioux tribes united in their struggle for survival on the North American Great Plains.
Crazy Horse was an Oglala Sioux Indian chief who fought against being relocated to an Indian reservation. He took part in the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Johnny Depp is an actor known for his portrayal of eccentric characters in films like 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise.
Geronimo was a Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people's defense of their homeland against the military might of the United States.
Pocahontas, later known as Rebecca Rolfe, was a Native American who assisted English colonists during their first years in Virginia.
Native American Jim Thorpe won the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics but was stripped of his gold medals for violating amateur eligibility rules.
Known for his unpredictable, violent films, Quentin Tarantino first earned widespread fame for 'Pulp Fiction,' before going on to direct 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained.'
The first professional African American and Native American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis earned critical praise for work that explored religious and classical themes.
Chief Joseph was a Nez Perce chief who, faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon, led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada.
Squanto, also known as Tisquantum, was a Native American of the Patuxet tribe who acted as an interpreter and guide to the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth during their first winter in the New World.
Charlie Parker was a legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, invented the musical style called bop or bebop.
Red Cloud was a chief of the Oglala Lakota tribe. He is best known for his success in confrontations with the U.S. government.
Rosario Dawson is an American actress who has appeared in a variety of movies, including Rent, Grindhouse and Sin City. She's also known for her political activism.
Rita Coolidge is an American two-time Grammy Award-winning singer best known for her hits in the 1970s, including the album 'Anytime...Anywhere.'
Benjamin Bratt is known for his role in TV shows such as 'Law and Order' and 'Private Practice,' as well as movies such as 'The River Wild' and 'Clear and Present Danger.'
With a handful of hits to his credit, singer Wayne Newton has spent more than five decades as one of Las Vegas's most popular entertainers.
Maria Tallchief was a revolutionary American ballerina who broke barriers for Native American women.
Chief Powhatan was the father of Pocahontas and the ruler of the tribes that lived in the area where English colonists founded the Jamestown settlement in 1607.