Voting Results from the Top 100 Native American Poll

 Terri Jean, from the Native Truth and Red Roots Educational Project, held an interesting opportunity for the public to vote for the top 100 Native Americans. The project was merely speculative and not an  accurate assessment. It only served to raise awareness of great Native people.

After nearly 7,000 votes, the results are in. Congratulations to Leonard Peltier, Native Village reader and friend, for his win.  We honor you, and all other heroes both on and off the list, who exemplify the greatness of Native People.

 

Rank                                             Number of Votes                                         Name

1                                                    272                                                          Leonard Peltier
2                                                    232                                                          Tecumseh
3                                                    217                                                          Wayne Newton
4                                                    213                                                          Crazy Horse
5                                                    197                                                          Chief Joseph
6                                                    187                                                          Wilma Mankiller
7                                                    157                                                          Jim Thorpe
8                                                    129                                                          Lillie Roberts/ Robbie Robertson
9                                                    122                                                          Geronimo/ Sitting Bull
10                                                  117                                                          Kevin Locke/ Code Talkers/
Elizabeth Peratrovich
11                                                  113                                                          Sherman Alexie
12                                                    95                                                          Lori Piestewa
13                                                    93                                                          Sequoyah
14                                                    87                                                          Buffy Sainte Marie
15                                                    82                                                          Sealth
16                                                    77                                                          Wes Studi
17                                                    71                                                          N Scott Momaday
18                                                    69                                                          Will Rogers
19                                                    68                                                          Chief Logan
20                                                    63                                                          Black Elk

21                                                    62                                                          Billy Mills/ Charlene Teters
22                                                    61                                                          Frank Fools Crow
23                                                    60                                                          Evelyn Yellow Robe
24                                                    59                                                          John Herrington
25                                                    58                                                          Wovoka
26                                                    57                                                          Patricia Locke/ Russell Means
27                                                    55                                                          Billy Frank
28                                                    54                                                          RC Gorman
29                                                    53                                                          Chris Eyre
30                                                    52                                                          Little Turtle/ Louis Riel/ Maria Tallchief

31                                                    47                                                          Hiawatha/ Leslie Marmon Silko
32                                                    46                                                          Dekanawidah/ John Echohawk    
33                                                    44                                                          Winona LaDuke
34                                                    43                                                          Anna Mae Pictou Aquash/ Ernest Childers/ Ohiyesa
35                                                    41                                                          Vine Deloria Jr/ Pontiac
36                                                    40                                                          Anita East/ Shawnee Prophet/ Standing Bear
37                                                    39                                                           Joseph Bruchac/ Delaware Prophet/ Susan LaFlesche/ Powhatan
38                                                    38                                                           Suzan Shown Harjo
39                                                    37                                                           Jack Montgomery
40                                                    35                                                           Maria Martinez

41                                                    34                                                           Mary and Carrie Dann/ Ira Hayes/ Simon Ortiz
42                                                    33                                                           Black Kettle/ Susette LaFlesche
43                                                    32                                                           Dennis Banks/ Jay Silverheels/ John Trudell
44                                                    31                                                           Van Barfoot/ Osceola
45                                                    30                                                           Rita Collidge/ Woogie Watchetaker
46                                                    29                                                           5 Nations of Iroquois/ Adam Beach/ Joseph Brant/ Cochise
47                                                    28                                                           Dave Anderson/ Edward Benton-Banai/ Handsome Lake/ Everrett Weeden
48                                                    27                                                            Lori A Alvord/ Henry Roe Cloud/ Louis Erdrich/ Graham Greene/
                                                                                                                       Allan Houser/ Metacom/ Red Cloud
49                                                    26                                                            Billy Bowlegs/ Pope'/ William Weatherford
50                                                    24                                                            Walter Echohawk/ Bernie Whitebear

51                                                    23                                                            Harold Cardinal/ Gabriel Horn/ Dr Ben Reifel
52                                                    22                                                            Big Foot/ Doris Seale
53                                                    21                                                            Ben Nighthorse Campbell/ Corn Planter/ Tim Giango/ 
                                                                                                                      Ron His Horse is Thunder/ Will Sampson
54                                                    19                                                            Nancy Ward
55                                                    18                                                            Benjamin Bratt/ Ada Deer/ Tex Hall/ Joy Harjo/ Indigenous
56                                                    17                                                            Paula Gunn Allen/ LaDonna Harris
57                                                    16                                                            Henry Chee Dodge/ Dan George/ Oren Lyons/ Jerry Potts
58                                                    15                                                            Rose Avad
59                                                    14                                                            Joseph Deloria/ Vine Deloria Sr./ David Mahooty/ Quannah Parker/ Washakie
60                                                    13                                                                     Big Bear/ Abel Blosum/ Joseph DelaCruz/ Ella Cara Deloria/
                                                                                                                                 Crystal Gayle/ Louis Hall/ He-Dog/ Frank James/ Little Wolf/ 
                                                                                                                                   Loretta Lynn/ Ely Parker/ Wicked Chief


61                                                    12                                                             American Horse/ Canassatego/ Jerry Chris Elliot/ Harry Fonseca/ Gall/ 
                                                                                                                                              Keokuk/ David Pendleton/ John Ross
62                                                    11                                                             Georgianna Lincoln/ Low-Dog/ Roman Nose/ Dean Seneca/ Wolf Robe
63                                                    10                                                             Black Hawk/ Hendrick/ Naiche
64                                                      9                                                             Blue Jacket/ Betty Mae Jumper/ Red Jacket/ Branscombe Richmond
65                                                      8                                                             Duane Champagne/ Choncape/ George Copway/ Henen Cordero/
                                                                                                                                             Dull knife/ James Gladstone/ Hole-in-the-day/ Ishi/ Joseph/
                                                                                                                                              Phil Lane/ Lone Wolf/ Massasoit/ Pocahontas/ Tom Porter/
                                                                                                                                              Elvis Presley/ Rain-in-the-face/ Sacajawea/ Spotted Tail/
66                                                       7                                                            William Least Heat Moon/ Captain Jack/ Johnny Cash/ Ward Churchill/
                                                                                                                                               William McIntosh/ Oihduz/ Santana/ Wamsutta
67                                                       6                                                            Canonicus/ Wendell Chino/ Datsolalee/ Eagle of Delight/
                                                                                                                                               Joseph LaFlesche/ Edmonia Lewis/ Little Crow/ Smohalla/
                                                                                                                                         Louis Sockalexis/ Tamahay/ Catherine Tekakwitha/ Two Strikes
68                                                      5                                                              Elias Boudinot/ Chonmanicase/ Mangas Coloradas/ Charles Curtis/
                                                                                                                                                 Michael Dorris/ Charles George
69                                                      4                                                              Marty Araynado/ Maria Chona/ Polly Cooper/ Angel DeCora Dietz/
                                                                                                                                                  Hanay Geiogamah/ Alexander McGillivray/ Miantonomo/
                                                                                                                                                  Wayne Newell/ Samson Occom/ Mitchell Red Cloud/
                                                                                                                                                   Samoset/ Squanto/ Sweet Medicine of the Cheyenne/ 
                                                                                                                                                   Marjorie Tallchief
70                                                      3                                                               Sacheem Littlefeather



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