Billy Walkabout, 1949 - 2007 an Oklahoma Cherokee, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star 5 awards, one upgraded to DSC, the Bronze Star 10 awards, the Purple Heart 6 awards, and the Army Commendation Medal
11/3/1892 - Armed with a cannon, dynamite and over 25 men, Cherokee Senator Ned Christie is assassinated by U.S. Marshals after an almost five-year standoff. Revered by many as a Cherokee patriot, he was accused by the federal gov of the 1887 murder of U.S. Deputy Marshal Dan Maples. A Cherokee traditionalist, Ned Christie always proclaimed his innocence, he refused to turn himself in to the US Gov to stand trial before a judge and jury of white men for a murder he did not commit.
Nancy Ward's real name was Nanye'hi. She was an Native American Cherokee Princess whose husband was killed by the British allied Creek Indians. Nanye'hi befriended, protected and saved hundreds of colonists during the Revolutionary War!
Famous Cherokee Indians: Sequoyah - A Literary genius