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Cochise - 1815-1874 Though actually pronounced K-you Ch-Ish, this Apache leader is second only to Geronimo when it comes to that tribe’s historical significance. Often described as having the classical Indian frame; muscular, large for the time, and known to wear his long, black hair in a traditional pony tail, Cochise aided in the uprising to resist intrusions by Mexicans and American in the 19th century.

the legendary Cochise, Chiricahua Apache, and His Wife . This is the only picture I have ever seen of Cochise- if it is him- he had a great aversion to photography, as did many First Nation people.

Quanah Parjer, son of Cynthia Parker and Chief Nocona, Comanche

NA Indian chief-Quanah Parker was the last Chief of the Commanches. He was never captured by the Army, but decided to surrender and lead his tribe into the white man's culture, only when he saw that there was no alternative - Native American

Quanah Parker, a Kwahadi Comanche chief; full-length, standing in front of tent. Photographed by            Lanney. Read EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON.Also, RIDE THE WIND His  mother Cynthia Ann Parker was captured by the Commanche att a young age, lived among them for years.

Quanah Parker, a Kwahadi Comanche chief full-length, standing in front of tent. His mother Cynthia Ann Parker (Ride the Wind) was captured by the Commanche at a young age.

Chief White Bull. Sioux, born 1849, cousin of Sitting Bull. thought to have killed Custer

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

Crowfoot, Chief of the  Blackfoot by glenbowmuseum, via Flickr. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

* Crowfoot, Chief of the Blackfoot ~by Glenbowmuseum *Hunter and a warrior who ceded the land of his people to Canadian Government without realizing what he was doing.

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