Explore the American History of the lives of famous Native Americans here at TheWildWest.org.
All peoples of the world hold an intriguing history of their own, and the American Indian is certainly no exception. For many years, since the majority of the Indian side of "history" is oral and pictorial, history books written primarily by European whites provided our only glimpse into the world of Native Americans. Other media too, before the notion of "political correctness," portrayed the American Indian in a variety of stereotypical and slanted ways. While, the reverse and perhaps "romanticization" of American Indian life of recent years hasn't always produced a complete or unbiased look either. It has, however, opened the door to a greater interest in notable and intriguing Native American individuals. These little biographies offer a glimpse of some of those who lived among the drums and fires and experienced a world few have seen and fewer still remember.