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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Native American Role Models

In November of 1990, George H.W. Bush proclaimed November as National American Indian Heritage Month. But, don't wait until November to celebrate Native American heritage--role models are needed everyday!

One such example is Billy Hensley, a current Native American artist from Oklahoma. Billy grew up in the Chickasaw Nation area of Davis, Sulphur, and Wynnewood. He uses his personal experiences as foundations for his artwork. He overcome many obstacles to achieve success and is a great role model for aspiring young artists.

Click here to check out Billy Hensley's Native American artwork!

Ready to study Native Americans? Here are fifteen Native American role models who have impacted society:

Jim Thorpe (athlete)   
Maria Tallchief (ballerina)  
Billy Mills (athlete)  
Sequoyah (silversmith tradesman)
Johnny Bench (athlete)  
Sacagawea (guide) 
Charles Curtis (politician/V.P.)  
Johnny Cash (entertainer)  
Wilma Mankiller (Chief)  
Will Rogers (entertainer)
Pearl Carter Scott (aviator/aviatrix)
N. Scott Momaday (author)                         
Joy Harjo (poet) 
Sherman Alexiee (author)
Sandra Osawa (filmmaker)

Take time to celebrate Native American culture with 15 Notable Native American Role Models:

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