Native American Girl

There is something special about the appeal of a Native American girl- some might say it is their earthy good looks or their inner strength and endurance. Whatever it may be, the truth of the matter is that there is something special about them and their beauty has shone in a number of fields, from art to activism.

Today's list of top entertainers and celebrities boast of having some Native American heritage. The best way to understand what makes the Native American girl so special is to look at Native American women who have excelled in the past and those who are making a name for themselves today.

From Pocahontas to Beyonce
Perhaps one of the most famous Native American women in history is Pocahontas, who showed her courage even as a young Native American girl and is known today by the title Native American Princess. Other great Native American women include names like Kateri Tekakwitha, Winema, Sacajawea and Tonita Pena. Many of these women excelled in a number of fields like the distinguished ballerina Maria Tallchief, the first American to dance at the Paris Opera. Buffy Sainte-Marie is a renowned musician who brought awareness of Indian rights to the world through her music.

Today, the average Native American girl has many role models to look up to, no matter what field she looks to. Some of the top entertainers in the music field boast of Native American heritage, such as Beyonce Knowles, Tori Amos, Halle Berry, Cher, Rita Coolidge, Ashanti, Aaliyah, Lena Horne and Diana Ross. There are a number of famous Native American women writers and poets as well, such as Louise Abeita and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn. Many Native American women have excelled as leaders for the Native American people as well, preserving their traditions and helping them move forward to a positive, successful future. All these women represent the beauty and strength that lies in every Native American girl.

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