13. Jim Thorpe was a Native American.
Olympic gold medalist and professional football player, Jim Thorpe, grew up in the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma.

14. Sequoyah’s Talking Leaves
Sequoyah was a Cherokee who developed a writing system of the Cherokee language. After the war, he created a phonetic alphabet that included 86 symbols. It was the first time the Cherokee language had been written in such a way and created the means to literacy for thousands.