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Banyacya, Thomas

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History. 1097 words.

Banyacya, Thomas (02 June 1909–06 February 1999), Native-American religious leader, was born Banyacya in the village of Moencopi, near a Hopi reservation in Arizona. His parents' names and...

Black Elk

A. Kristen Foster.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History. 1566 words.

Black Elk ( December 1863–19 August 1950), Lakota holy man, was born on the Little Powder River (probably within the present-day borders of Wyoming), the son of Black Elk, a Lakota medicine...

Cotton, Sir Henry John Stedman (1845–1915), administrator in India and positivist

Edward C. Moulton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1013 words.

Cotton, Sir Henry John Stedman (1845–1915), administrator in India and positivist, was born in Kumbakonam, Madras presidency, south India, on 13 September 1845, the first of two sons of...

Deganawidah

Cornelius J. Jaenen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1057 words.

Deganawidah (fl. 1450), Huron spiritual leader and mystic, and, according to Iroquois legends, principal founder of the League of the Hau-Dé-No-Sau-Nee, or People of the Longhouse. The oral...

Francis, Josiah

Joel W. Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History. 1282 words.

Francis, Josiah (1770s–18 April 1818), leading prophet of the Creek revolt against the United States in 1813, was likely born in Auttauge, an Indian town near the Alabama River, the son of...

Hall, Prince

Thaddeus Russell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Alternative Belief Systems. 1032 words.

Hall, Prince (1735–04 December 1807), Masonic organizer and abolitionist, was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, the son of a “white English leather worker” and a “free woman of African and...

Handsome Lake

John Sugden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History. 1301 words.

Handsome Lake (1735?–10 August 1815), Seneca prophet, was born probably in what is now western New York State. He was the half brother of Cornplanter and the nephew of Guyasuta. Although he...

Kenekuk

Joseph B. Herring.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History. 1178 words.

Kenekuk (1790?–1852), religious and secular leader of the Vermillion Kickapoos, was born near the present-day Illinois-Indiana border at the confluence of the Wabash and Vermillion rivers....

Kicking Bear

Eli Paul.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History. 1225 words.

Kicking Bear (1852?–1904), Native American religious leader, was the son of Black Fox, chief of the Oyukpe band, and Iron Cedar Woman. He was born a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, which...

Main Poc

Stewart Rafert.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History. 1502 words.

Main Poc (1765–1816), Potawatomi war leader and shaman, was born probably in southern Michigan. His parentage is unknown, but he was the son of a Potawatomi war chief. His name is also...