Zitkala-Sa with William F. Hanson, co-composed the first American Indian opera, The Sun Dance, which premiered in 1913. She founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to lobby for the rights of Native Americans to American citizenship, on which she served as president until her death in 1938.
Chief Washakie Chief Washakie was born to a Flathead (Salish) father and and Lemhi Shoshone mother.His prowess in battle, his efforts for peace, and his commitment to his people's welfare made him one of the most respected leaders in Native American history. Upon his death in 1900, he became the only known Native American to be given a full military funeral.
Maȟpíya Lúta - Red Cloud, Ogalala Lakota Sioux. He was the war chief and top general of the Sioux Nation. With the vision of Crazy Horse, he and others defeated Gen. George Arstrong Custer at the Battle of Little Big Norn. 1822 – December 1909