Thursday, October 25, 2007

13 men I admire.

For the Thursday Thirteen I give you thirteen men I admire.

I admire these men for many different reasons. Some were great men, great leaders, and have left their mark on the history of their people, and even on mankind. Some of these men are simply important to me and have been important advisors, confidants and friends.

So, I give to you, in alphabetical order...

13 Men I Admire:
  1. Asi-Yvhola, aka Osceola, (1804-1838) leader of the Seminole-Miccosukee during the 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842). He was taken Prisoner of War while meeting with the US under a white flag of truce.
  2. Barboncito (1820-1871), Navajo spiritual and political leader.
  3. Vine Deloria, Jr. (1933-2005), Oglala Lakota author, academician and one of the greatest advocates of American Indian self-determination of the 20th Century. His book, Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto, is the seminal work in Native American Studies.
  4. Goyathlay, aka Geronimo, (1829-1909) Chiricahua Apache leader and freedom fighter.
  5. Hvlpvtah Micco, aka Billy Bowlegs, (c. 1810-1864) leader of the Seminole-Miccosukee during the 2nd (1835-1842) and 3rd (1855-1858) Seminole Wars.
  6. Jesus of Nazareth (c. 6bc-33ad), my Lord and Savior.
  7. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), civil rights leader.
  8. Oren Lyons (1930- ), Chief and Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation.
  9. Rev. Scott Rodgers (c. 1977- ), United Methodist minister and my best friend.
  10. Tatanka Yotanka, aka Sitting Bull (1831-1890), Hunkpapa Lakota Holy Man.
  11. Ronald Templin (1919-1994), my grandpa and pilot who served in WWII, Korea & Vietnam.
  12. Robert Allen Warrior (1963- , Osage), my professor and mentor at the University of Oklahoma.
  13. Lindy B. Waters, Jr. (c. 1963- , Kiowa/Cherokee), Director of American Indian Student Services at the University of Oklahoma, and my mentor, advisor and friend.
Thanks Be to God, Boomer Sooner and Go Red Sox!
Feast of Bl. Antonio de Sant'Anna Galvao (1739-1822)



At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Nicholas said...

I certainly agree with you re #7.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Madame Rubies said...

So with you on 6 and 7.


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