KANATAKASU SAMSON CHIEF 1879-99 When Maskipitoon died in 1869 a new leader Kanatakasu, also known as Samson took his place. In the Cree language the word Samson means “touching the ground”. Legend has it that Chief Samson was a very large baby and when his mother placed him in his hammock he was so heavy that he touched the ground. He became the first Chief of the new Samon Cree Nation in 1879 and served as Chief until his death on July 15, 1889.
Haunting photos of the lost tribes of America by Edward Curtis
Leaford Bearskin (September 11, 1921 – November 9, 2012) was a Native American tribal leader and US Air Force officer. He was Chief of the Wyandotte Nation from 1983 to 2011.In 1960 Bearskin retired from the service with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Amongst his many honors and citations were the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Medal for Humane Action.
filmmaker, member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
Traynor Ora Halftown-"Chief Halftown" Born: Feb 24, 1917 · Died: Jul 05, 2003 Halftown was a full-blooded Native American from the Seneca nation in New York state. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. Originally intended for a six-week series, his show went on to become the world's longest running local TV children's show. Played from 1950 to 1999