Tag Archives: Native American Chiefs

Saturday Open Thread | Native American Chiefs |Geronimo

Geronimo was born in southern Arizona, present-day Clifton, and given the name Goyathlay, meaning “one who yawns.”  The Mexicans later gave him the name Geronimo, which is Spanish for Jerome.  After his mother, wife and children were massacred by Mexicans … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Native American Chiefs | Plenty Coups

The last traditional Chief of the Crow Nation, Plenty Coups was a visionary that led his people from the ‘Buffalo Days’ into the 20th century.  He was an accomplished statesman and ambassador well known by several US Presidents and foreign … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Native American Chiefs |Dull Knife

Dull Knife was born on the Rosebud River (present-day Montana) in about 1810. He was a principal chief of the Northern Cheyenne. His people called him Wahiev, which means Morning Star; however, the Lakota (Sioux) called him Tamela Pashme, which … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Native American Chiefs |Red Cloud

Red Cloud (Lakota: Maȟpíya Lúta), (1822 – December 10, 1909) was a war leader and a chief of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux). He led as a chief from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable Native American opponents the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Native American Chiefs |Cochise

Chief Cochise was one of the great leaders of the Apache Indians in their battles with the Anglo-Americans. Known as “The Apache Napoleon,” Cochise was war chief of the Chiricahua Apache tribe and fought tirelessly against the American and Mexican … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Native American Chiefs |Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull was a medicine man, or holy man, of the Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux), who were being driven from their land in the Black Hills. He took up arms against the white man, refusing to be transported to the Indian … Continue reading

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