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First Nations/Native American Series

This series features four First Nations/Native American individuals who were trailblazers. Big Bear was a famous Cree leader who hoped for peace between the white settlers and the Cree. Tommy Prince of the Ojibway Nation joined the Canadian Army and quickly became a part of the Devil's Brigade, a special unit, because of his stealth, marksmanship, paratrooping skills, and courage. Will Rogers, born in the Indian Territory, now known as Oklahoma, became a widely known movie actor, radio personality, and journalist. Born to a father from the Osage tribe and a mother with Scottish and Irish heritage, Maria Tallchief discovered her passion for ballet at the age of three and became a famous ballerina.
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    Maria Tallchief

    Maria Tallchief (1925-2013) was a famous prima ballerina. Born to a father from the Osage tribe and a mother with Scottish and Irish heritage, Mari...

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    Tommy Prince

    Tommy Prince (1915-1977) grew up on the Brokenhead Reserve, part of the Ojibway Nation. He joined the Canadian Army and quickly became a part of th...

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    Big Bear

    Big Bear was a famous Cree leader who hoped for peace between the white settlers and the Cree. He signed a peace treaty with the Blackfoot, believi...

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    Will Rogers

    Will Rogers (1879-1935,) was born in the Indian Territory, now known as Oklahoma. His fascination with rope tricks and the lasso led him to perform...

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