Andaigweos Andaigweos, also written as Ou-daig-weos and other variants of Ojibwa: Aandegwiiyaas, was an Ojibwe leader who lived in the Zhaagawaamikong region in present-day Wisconsin on Lake Super...
Assacumet Assacumet was an early 17th century Native American from the Wawenock Abenaki tribe.
Awashonks Awashonks was a female sachem of the Sakonnet Indian tribe in Seconet, Rhode Island.
Aysh-ke-bah-ke-ko-zhay Aysh-ke-bah-ke-ko-zhay was a powerful Ojibwa chief who traveled to Washington, D.C. in 1855, along with Beshekee and other Ojibwa leaders, to negotiate the cession of ten million acres including...
Beshekee Beshekee also Pezeke and other variant spellings of Ojibwe: Bizhiki (English: Buffalo) was a noted war chief from the Bear doodem of the Pillager Chippewa Band during the 19t...
Biauswah Biauswah (Bayaaswaa in Ojibwe, meaning "The Dry-one") was the name of two different Ojibwa chiefs.
Biauswah (I) Bayaaswaa was a Ojibwa Chief of a village on the south shore of Lake Superior, located about 40 miles west of La Pointe, Wisconsin, in the late 17th century.
Biauswah (II) Bayaaswaa (recorded variously in English as Biauswah, Bajasswa, Byianswa or Biaswah) was the principal Chief of the Sandy Lake Ojibwa, whose village was located at ei...
Buckongahelas Buckongahelas (c. 1720 – May 1805) was a regionally and nationally renowned Lenape chief, councilor and warrior.
Canonchet Canonchet was a Narragansett Sachem and leader of Native American troops during the Great Swamp Fight and King Philip's War.
Canonicus Canonicus was a Native American chief of the Narragansett people.
Chanco Chanco is a name traditionally assigned to an Indian who is said to have warned a Jamestown colonist about an impending Powhatan attack in 1622.
Cheeseekau Cheeseekau (c.1760 – 1 October 1792), better known as Matthew, was a war chief of the Kispoko division of the Shawnee Nation.
Chief Chicagou Chief Chicagou, also known as Agapit Chicagou, was an 18th century Native American leader of the Mitchigamea.
Chief Comas Chief Comas (fl. 1809-1814) was a 19th century Potawatomi chieftain who, as one of several leaders of the Illinois River Potawatomi, was a war chieftain during the Peoria War.
Chief Menominee Menominee (circa 1791 – 1841) was chief of the largest Potawatomi community in Indiana at the Twin Lakes of Marshall County.
Chief Niwot Chief Niwot or Left Hand was a tribal leader of the Southern Arapaho people and played an important part in the history of Colorado.
Chief Oshkosh Chief Oshkosh was the chief of the Menominee Indian tribe from 1827 until his death.
Chief Pontiac Pontiac or Obwandiyag was an Ottawa leader who became famous for his role in Pontiac's Rebellion, an American Indian struggle against the British military occupation of the Great Lakes reg...
Chief Powhatan Chief Powhatan, whose proper name was Wahunsenacawh, was the paramount chief of Tsenacommacah, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia at th...
Chief Wampage Wampage I, aka Anhõõke was the Sachem of the Siwanoy Indians of Westchester County, New York.
Cockacoeske Cockacoeskie was a 17th-century leader of the Pamunkey Tribe of Native Americans in what is now Virginia in the United States.
Corbitant Corbitant was a Wampanoag Indian sachem or sagamore under Massasoit.
Custaloga Custaloga or Packanke was a member of the Wolf Clan of the Delaware tribe.
Debedeavon Debedeavon was the chief ruler of the Accawmack Indian nation that was inhabiting the Eastern Shore of Virginia upon the first arrival of English colonists in 1608.
Egushawa Egushawa (c.1726 – March 1796), also spelled Egouch-e-ouay, Agushaway, Agashawa, Negushwa, and many other variants, was a war chief and principal political chief of...
Epenow Epenow was a Nauset from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts who became an early symbol of resistance to English explorers and slavers in the early 17th century.
Gelelemend Gelelemend, also known as Killbuck or John Killbuck Jr., was a Delaware chief during the American Revolutionary War.
Henri Membertou Henri Membertou was the sakmow of the Mi'kmaq First Nations tribe situated near Port Royal, site of the first French settlement in Acadia, present-day Nova Scotia, Canada.
Hobomok Hobomok was a Native American who served as a guide, interpreter, and aide to the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Iyannough Iyannough was a Native American sachem and leader of the Mattachiest tribe of Cummaquid in the area of what is now Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Kechewaishke Chief Buffalo was an Ojibwa leader born at La Pointe in the Apostle Islands group of Lake Superior, in what is now northern Wisconsin, USA. Recognized as the principal chief of the Lake Superior...
Kennekuk Keannekeuk, also known as the "Kickapoo Prophet", was a Kickapoo medicine man and spiritual leader of the Vermilion band of the Kickapoo nation.
Keokuk (Sauk leader) Keokuk was a chief of the Sauk or Sac tribe in central North America noted for his policy of cooperation with the U.S. government which led to conflict with Black Hawk, who led part of their ban...
Kineubenae Chief Kineubenae, was a principal chief of the Mississauga Ojibwa, located on the north shore of Lake Ontario.
Lawoughqua Lawoughqua was a Shawnee civil chief who served as speaker for the Shawnees at a council at Fort Pitt in 1765.
Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo Chief Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo, sometimes referred as Koh-Koh-Mah or Kokomoko, was a chief of the Miami.
Mahackemo Mahackemo was chief of the Norwalke Indians, a small tribe of the Siwanoy, who sold land to Roger Ludlow in 1640 which later became Norwalk, Connecticut.
Mahomet Weyonomon Mahomet Weyonomon was a Native American tribal chieftain of the Mohegan tribe from Connecticut, who travelled to England in 1735 to petition King George II for better treatment of his people.
Malsumis Malsumis is a highly malevolent spirit or god in Abenaki mythology, an Algonquian people of northeastern North America.
Mamongazeda Ma-mong-a-ze-da was an 18th-century Ojibwa chief from Shagawamikong.
Manteo (Croatan) Manteo was a Native American Croatan Indian, the chief of a local tribe that befriended the English explorers that landed at Roanoke Island in 1584.
Methoataske Methoataske (or Methoataaskee, meaning "One who Lays Eggs in the Sand") was the mother of Tecumseh, the famous Shawnee leader.
Miantonomoh Miantonomoh, also spelled Miantonomo, Miantonomah or Miantonomi, was a chief of the Narragansett tribe of New England Indians.
Moluntha Moluntha or Malunthy was a chief of the Shawnee people following the death of Cornstalk.
Monoco Monoco was a 17th century Nashaway sachem (chief), known among the New England Puritans as “One-eyed John”.
Mudjekeewis In Ojibwe mythology, Mudjekeewis is a spirit, and figures prominently in their storytelling, including the story of the world's creation.
Nahnebahwequa Nahnebahwequa or Catherine Bunch was an Ojibwa spokeswoman and Christian Missionary.
Nanabozho In Anishinaabe mythology, particularly among the Ojibwa, Nanabozho is a spirit, and figures prominently in their storytelling, including the story of the world's creation.
Neaatooshing Antoine Carre (fl. 1786-1808) was a French explorer and fur trader.
Necotowance Nectowance (c. 1600-1649) was the Weroance (chief) of the Pamunkey tribe following the death of his uncle Opechancanough.
Nemattanew Nemattanew was a renegade captain of the Powhatan Confederacy, and at times a close advisor to paramount chief Opechancanough.
Nescambious Nescambious, was a Native American leader of the Pequawket tribe of the Abenaki who was knighted by Louis XIV of France in 1706.
Nokomis Nokomis is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother in the Ojibwe traditional stories and was the name of Hiawatha's grandmother in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, The Song of Hiawatha, which is ...
Obbatinewat Obbatinewat was a 17th century Wampanoag sachem who lived in what is now Massachusetts.
Opchanacanough Opechancanough or Opchanacanough was a tribal chief of the Powhatan Confederacy of what is now Virginia in the United States, and its leader from sometime after 1618 until his death in 1646.
Oratam Oratam was sagamore, or sachem, of the Hackensack Indians living in northeastern New Jersey during the period of early European colonization in the 17th century.
Ozhaguscodaywayquay Ozhaguscodaywayquay, also called Neengay or Susan Johnston, was an important figure in the later Great Lakes fur trade.
Pamola Pamola (also known as Pamolai, P-mol-a, Pomola, and Bmola) is a legendary bird spirit that appears in Abenaki mythology.
Papakeecha Papakeecha or meaning "Flat Belly" was the most influential Miami chief in the region around Lake Wawasee, in what is now Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States leading his people from 1820 un...
Passaconaway Passaconaway, a name which translates to "Child of the Bear", was a chieftain in the Pennacook tribe in what is now northern New England in the United States.
Petosegay Petosegay or Pet-O-Sega was a 19th century mixed-race French-Ottawa merchant and fur trader.
Piasa The Piasa or Piasa Bird is a Native American dragon depicted in one of two murals painted by Native Americans on bluffs above the Mississippi River.
Plausawa Plausawa (c. 1700-1754) was a Pennacook Indian who lived in what is now New Hampshire.
Pocahontas Pocahontas (born Matoaka, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, c. 1595 – March 1617) was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Vi...
Senachewine Senachewine was the brother of Gomo who was chief among the Lake Peoria Potawatomi.
Senachwine Senachwine (Potawatomi: Znajjewan, "Difficult Current") or Petchaho (supposedly from Potawatomi: "Red Cedar") (c.
Shabbona Shabbona, also known as Shabonee and Shaubena, was an Ottawa tribe member who became a chief within the Potawatomi tribe in Illinois during the 19th century.
Shaw-shaw-way-nay-beece Shawshawwawnabeece (Zhaashaawanibiisi ("The Swallow") in Fiero spelling of Ojibwe) was a Michigan Native American chief of the Saginaw Swan Creek and Black River Band of Ojibwa (Chippewa).
Shick Shack Shick Shack was a 19th century Potawatomi chieftain and leader of a band of the Illinois River Potawatomi.
Shingabawossin Chief Shingabawossin was an Ojibwa chief about Sault Ste.
Shingas Shingas (fl. 1740–1763), was a leader of the Delaware (Lenape) people in the Ohio Country and a noted American Indian warrior on the western frontier during the French and Indian War.
Shingwauk Shingwaukonse, or Shingwauk was an Anishnaabe chief, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Garden River First Nation near Sault Ste.
Squanto Tisquantum, also known as Squanto, was the Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival.
Tabaldak Tabaldak is the androgynous creator among the Abenaki and Algonquian people of northeastern North America.
Tackapausha Tackapousha was a Lenape chief who was the first person to sell land in the Rockaway Peninsula to a person of European background when he sold the present-day Far Rockaway to an Englishman named...
Tackapousha Tackapousha was a Native American chief who was the first person to sell land in the Rockaway Peninsula to a person of European background when he sold the present-day Far Rockaway to an English...
Tacumwah Tacumwah (c. 1720 – c. 1790), alternate spelling "Taucumwah", aka Marie-Louise Pacanne Richerville (Richardville), was a businesswoman and prominent chieftess of the Miami tribe.
Tagwagane Chief Tagwagané was an Anishinaabe sub-chief of the La Pointe Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, located in the Chequamegon area in the first half of the 19th century.
Tamanend Tamanend or Tammany or Tammamend, the "affable", was a chief of one of the clans that made up the Lenni-Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley at the time Philadelphia was established.
Taphance Taphance, also known as Tapgow, was a Native American Munsee sachem in Connecticut, was the son of Ponus and the uncle to Katonah.
Tecumseh Tecumseh was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812.
Tessouat Tessouat was an Algonquin chief from the Kitchesipirini nation.
Tomocomo Uttamatomakkin, known as Tomocomo for short, was a Powhatan native shaman who accompanied Pocahontas on her visit to London in 1616.
Totopotomoi Totopotomoi was a grandson of a sister of Chief Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas.
Tuhbenahneequay Tuhbenahneequay was a Mississauga Indian from the Burlington Heights area of Upper Canada.
Uncas Uncas was a sachem of the Mohegan who through his alliance with the English colonists in New England against other Indian tribes made the Mohegan the leading regional Indian tribe in lower C...
Wahbanosay Wahbanosay (Waabanose in the Fiero spelling, meaning "Walks in the Dawn")(fl.
Wahunsunacock Chief Powhatan (died 1618), whose proper name was Wahunsenacawh (sometimes spelled Wahunsonacock), was the paramount chief of Tsenacommacah, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians i...
Wainchemahdub Wenji-maadab (recorded in English as Wain-che-mah-dub, Wen-ge-mah-dub or Wendjimadub, meaning "Where He Moves From Sitting")(born March 10, 1840, died February 14, 1920 or ...
Wamsutta Wamsutta, also known as Alexander Pokanoket, as he was called by New England colonists, was the eldest son of Massasoit Ousa Mequin of the Pokanoket Tribe and Wampanoag nation.
Wanchese (chief) Wanchese was the last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American tribe encountered by English colonists in the late sixteenth century.
Wanchese (Native American leader) Wanchese was the last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American tribe encountered by English colonists in the late sixteenth century.
Wasson Wasson (c. 1730 – c. 1790s) was an Ojibwa chief during the siege of Fort Detroit in Pontiac's Rebellion.
Watseka Watseka or Watchekee was a Potawatomi Native American woman, born in Illinois, and named for the heroine of a Potawatomi legend.
Waubojeeg Waub-o-jeeg, also written Wa-bo-jeeg or other variants of Ojibwe Waabojiig was a famous warrior and chief of the Ojibwa.
Waubonsie Waubonsie was a leader of the Potawatomi Native American people.
Wawasee Wawasee or Wawaausee often contracted into Wawbee and known as ("Full Moon") was a Miami chief who lived in what is now Kosciusko County, Indiana, in the United States.
Wawatam Wawatam was an Ojibwa chief at Michilimackinac.
Weetamoo Weetamoo, also referred to as Weetamoe, was a Pocasset Wampanoag Native American noblewoman who was born in the Mattapoiset village of the Pokanoket and died at Taunton River.
Wequash Cooke Wequash Cooke was allegedly one of the earliest Native American converts to Protestant Christianity, and as a sagamore he played an important role in the 1637 Pequot War in New England.