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List of Native Americans of the United States

This is a list of notable Native Americans from peoples indigenous to the contemporary United States, including Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Americans in the United States.[1][2] Native American identity is a complex and contested issue. The Bureau of Indian Affairs defines Native American as having American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry. Legally, being Native American is defined as being enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or Alaskan village. Ethnologically, factors such as culture, history, language, religion, and familial kinships can influence Native American identity.[3] All individuals on this list should have Native American ancestry. Historical figures might predate tribal enrollment practices and would be included based on ethnological tribal membership,




Warriors and militaryEdit


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Novelists and poetsEdit

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Linguists and interpretersEdit

Journalists and columnistsEdit



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Notable American Indians
  2. ^ Famous Native Americans
  3. ^ "IV. Our Nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native Citizens." US Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
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  5. ^ Walker, Richard (June 9, 2017). "10 Things You Should Know About the Tulalip Tribes". People. Indian Country Today. National Congress of American Indians. ISSN 1066-5501. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2018. Deborah Parker (1970– ). Former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes; leading advocate for expansion of the Violence Against Women Act to include protections for Native American women; appointed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, to the 2016 Democratic National Convention's Platform Committee.
  6. ^ Muhlstein, Julie (May 22, 2012). "Tulalip leader speaks in D.C. for protection for women". Local News. The Daily Herald. Josh O'Connor. ISSN 2332-0079. Archived from the original on July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018. Parker, 41, is the new vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors. Elected in March [2012], she is the only woman on the current board and its youngest member.
  7. ^ Winters, Chris (March 24, 2015). "Tulalip Tribes return former chairman to board". Local News. The Daily Herald. Tulalip: Josh O'Connor. ISSN 2332-0079. Archived from the original on July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018. Board member Deborah Parker did not run for re-election.
  8. ^ Green, Sara Jean. "Luana Reyes, 68, a leader in agency for Indian health." Seattle Times. 10 Nov 2001. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  9. ^ " Did You Know They're Native?" Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Pocahontas." Powhatan Museum. Retrieved 22 Jan 2011.
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