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Wise Native American Elder

Photography: People – Three Eagles, a Nez Perce Warrior. Taken by Edward S. Curtis in ( Some Pinner colorized this photo. The original is similar to the rest -- Sepia)

Norma Smallwood Bruce (1908-1966) was a full blood Cherokee Indian from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While a student at Oklahoma State University, she entered the Miss America Pageant in 1926 & was crowned the first Native American to win the title. During the year of her reign, she demanded a fee for appearances, driven by her acute business sense  She reportedly made over $100,000, more than either Babe Ruth or the US President. She later married George H. Bruce, President of the Aladdin Petroleum…

Norma Smallwood Bruce was a full blood Cherokee Indian from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While a student at Oklahoma State University, she entered the Miss America Pageant in 1926 & was crowned the first Native American to win the title.

White Bull - Crow - 1883

Chief White Bull (Sioux) born in cousin of Sitting Bull. He is thought to have killed Custer.

Red Horse - Mniconjou - 1883

An eyewitness story from the battle of Little Bighorn, from the Lakota Chief Red Horse. Written on the Cheyenne river reservation in

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The Tuareg (Twareg or Touareg; endonym Imuhagh) are group of largely matrilineal semi-nomadic, pastoralist people of Berber extraction resid.

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