More beautiful Native American women and women of Native American descent.
Here are some more beautiful female celebrities that are of Native American descent.
Some more than others that's true, but I have tried to include the ones that their Native American history is pretty much a matter of public record.
Some of these you may know of, but some might be a surprise to you.
And as usual on the internet, some of these ladies heritages are in dispute.
So don't get bent out of shape with the list.
(Not like that warning will do any good.....)
It is an attempt to celebrate, not separate.
Although Jessica Alba is Danish, French Canadian and Mexican American, a DNA test on George Lopez's talk show, Lopez Tonight, showed that Jessica is 87% European and 13% Indigenous American.
So yeah, I'm kinda confused about this.
George explained that the results were based on Native American, European, East Asian and Sub-Saharan African categories
Anyway, her 13 percent is enough to get her on this list.
Angelina Jolie is said to be Czechoslovak, German, French Canadian and Iroquois.
But in an interview with the Telegraph UK, her father Jon Voight said that Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand really wasn't Iroquois.
She just said that to enhance her "exotic background".
Actress and model Jessica Biel has been reported to be German, French, English, and Choctaw.
Beyonce's father is African American and her mother is Creole which is mixed colonial French, African American, and Native American.
Cameron Diaz is of Cuban American, English, German and Cherokee ancestry.
Demi Moore is said to be of French, Welsh, and Native American (Cherokee) heritage.
Legendary Hollywood actress Ava Gardner was of Scots-Irish, English and American Indian (Tuscarora) descent.
The late Farrah Fawcett was of French, English and Native American (Choctaw) ancestry.
Singer songwriter, rapper, fashion designer and actress Stacy Ann Ferguson (better known as Fergie) is of Mexican, Irish, Scottish and Native American descent.
Sex Symbol and Queen of the Parody Movies, Carmen Electra, was born of an Irish father and a German and Native American (Cherokee) mother.
Beautiful actress and former fashion model Shannon Elizabeth is of Irish, English, German and Cherokee ancestry.
Yes blue-eyed, blonde haired Heather Locklear has Native American blood.
Her father is Lumbee Indian, and Heather has enough Lumbee blood in her that the tribal enrollment people themselves recognize her as Lumbee.
I grew up with several Lumbee Indians myself, and I know that Locklear is a fairly common name.
Legendary actress, singer, cabaret star (and one of the women to wear Catwoman's black catsuit on Batman) Eartha Kitt was of Cherokee, African-American and German (or Dutch) descent.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning American vocalist Rita Coolidge is of Scottish and Native American (Cherokee) ancestry.
Another former Baywatch star, Traci Bingham is of African American, Native American (Cherokee) and Italian descent.
It appears she is not as much NA as I originally read she was (she's English, African, Chickasaw, and Mississippi Choctaw descent), but either way, Julia Jones will be playing Leah Clearwater in the third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Actress and singer Karina Lombard is of Native American (Lakota), Swiss, Russian and Italian descent.
Tina Turner was long rumored to have Native American ancestry, but a DNA test on the PBS television miniseries "African American Lives 2" in 2008 showed she was only 1% Native American and 33% European.
Singer, songwriter, motivational speaker and actress Jana Mashonee is Lumbee and Tuscarora, and is originally from Robeson County, North Carolina (my home state!)
She is currently residing in Greenwich Connecticut.
As an actress, Jana has appeared in the 2002 romantic comedy Dream Weaver (with Wes Studi), she made a cameo in the 2008 independent film Blue Gap Boy'z, and will be appearing in the upcoming film Raptor Ranch.
As a singer, she has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards (2001, 2007) and won numerous Native American Music Awards (NAMMY's).
You can check out her MySpace page here:
A member of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Misty Anne Upham was born on July 6th, 1982 in Kalispell, Montana (but she was raised in Seattle).
She started acting when she was thirteen and has appeared in eleven TV shows and movies.
Her acting debut was in the 2002 film Skins as Mrs. Blue Cloud, but her best known role is probably Lila Littlewolf in Frozen River (2008).
For that role she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.
She is currently filming Django Unchained which was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Mariah Watchman (Mariah Monique)
America’s Next Top Model's first Native American model, Mariah Watchman.
Mariah grew up on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon.
She has been modeling since she was fifteen and has worked in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Peru.
Mohawk actress Kaniehtiio Horn was born maybe in 1985 or maybe in 1986 (?) in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Her mother is Kahn-Tineta Horn, a former model and a political activist for the Kahnawake First Nation and her father a lawyer and is Scottish/German.
Since her acting debut in 2006 she has appeared in over thirty TV shows and films.
Her latest venture was as Destina Rumaneck in the Netflix drama Hemlock Grove.
First Nations writer and entrepreneur Lisa Charleyboy is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Nation.
Yes she is in Canada, not the US, but I wanted to start branching out here.
Lisa is the Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine.
Actress, model, singer, photographer and clothing designer Marisa Quintanilla (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) is of Lipan Apache (enrolled) and Mexican-American descent.
Besides Twilight, she has also appeared in Criminal Minds, Sons of Anarchy, Castle and Longmire.
Ashley Sky is a Brazilian/Native American Supermodel based out of Miami, Florida.
She has worked for the Wilhelmina modeling agency and appeared in the music video "Otis" by Kanye West and Jay Z.
Ashley was born on November 26th, 1991.
Although Amber Midthunder is of mixed ethnicity (Asian, European, and Native American), she is an enrolled tribal member of the Ft Peck Sioux Indian Reservation (Lakota-Sioux tribe).
She has appeared in over twenty TV shows and movies including "The Originals", "Banshee" and "Longmire".
Amber will be starring in FX’s "Legion" pilot, which is an X-Men based series created by Fargo creator Noah Hawley.
Her father is actor David Midthunder who is Hunkpapa Lakota, Hudeshabina Nakoda and Sissiton Dakota.
Sandra Hinojosa (Walpole Island First Nation, of Ontario, Canada) is a Native actress that has appeared in over fourteen television shows and movies.
She has appeared in The X-Species (2014), Reel Evil (2012) and the TV series 1000 Ways to Die ( 2012).
Besides acting she is also a model.
Kawennahere Devery Jacobs
Kawennahere Devery Jacobs was born on August 8, 1993 in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada.
This Mohawk actress has appeared in South of the Moon, Assassin's Creed: Lineage, Stephen King's Dead Zone, Being Human and Mohawk Girls.
She appeared in the 2013 Canadian drama film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a leading role for her role in the film.
Cherokee, Choctaw and Franco-Irish actress Cara Fawn was born on July 18th, 1978 in San Clemente, California.
Cara started out in adult films but transitioned over to main stream.
She joined the Screen Actors Guild, got her SAG card and appeared on The Howard Stern Show, The Man Show, Wild On! and Shipmates.
Cara is co-executive producer of science fiction "The Villikon Chronicles".
Model and actress Shannon Baker is Dakelh from the Stellat'en First Nation, British Columbia, Canada.
She and her twin sister Shauna (The Baker Twins) are of the Carrier tribe.
Beautiful Native American Women on Flickr
By the way, I ran across this group on Flickr that you may like if you are interestred in this subject.
It's called Beautiful Native American Women and has a lot of very nice photos.
Beautiful Native American women and women of Native American descent
Beautiful Native American Women
Beautiful Native American Women 2 Comments
Anthony tremanz on September 07, 2017:
those so called actress and actors are everything but native Americans,imposters that what they are
Creek on August 31, 2017:
Carrie Underwood is Native America. Creek.
Jon on May 01, 2016:
I really doubt some of those women are part American Indian, I think they padded their bio because it makes them feel more exotic.
Karla on March 27, 2016:
Thank you for the knowledge
I am of many different races mostly native
american and I think its awesome to and for anyone to recogize being any percent Native American! !
Gobsessed123 on March 05, 2016:
I don't know anything about Shannon Elizabeth being part native but she is arab American. I believe her father is lebanese. She is on all the lists of famous arab americans.
I saw the show of Jessica Alba from george lopez show and she does not claim native or hispanic ancestry but always suspected and was surprised to find out she is neither. Her dna test showed her ancestry was spanish as in spain. Spanish is not hispanic or mexican. It is not the same. There was no native and she was surprised. Dna tests often confuse native dna with middle eastern dna. This could be where it comes from as spain was occupied by muslim moors for 700 years.
While I hate one drop rules or any purists, you should only include those that can back it up with documentation or no more than 4 generations.
Not all natives are dark andif you are part genes can express themselves in different ways. I am not native but people sometimes ask if I am - like an old navajo woman on the res. (i'm polish, italian, and hungarian and have high cheekbones and almond shaped eyes) But people shouldn't say that you are not if only part. For ex. my kids are only 1/8 italian and they still have italian descent or 1/4 polish even if they don't look it.
Stefan on October 23, 2015:
Most of them have actually German root. Being German this is a that's a surprising fact.
napoleon on October 02, 2015:
Why do people think Elizabeth Warren is lying?
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on July 16, 2015:
Thank you Wado.
There are people that understand.
John on July 05, 2015:
see what you caused sabreblade, you instigator
mestiza and proud on June 15, 2015:
I don't have papers and I know I have native American. I'm not full blooded and you know what, I'm ok with that. I don't spend my time trying to force by beliefs down other peoples throats like some. But I can tell you from plenty of research that native American tribes did not and still do not have "princesses". "princesses" would require a king and a queen and a monarchy. the chief was either elected, the wisest member, or the fiercest warrior. They earned the title they were given.
If you want to get technical, I can tell you that I'm related the Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry, and little Prince George through a distant ancestor, but you don't see me trying to get in on the fortune or getting ill when people don't believe me.
Sabreblade, I am grateful that you made this hub. No matter how many rude comments you get or just plain stupid smartass remarks, know that there are other mestizas and mestizos that enjoy the work you put into this.
Littlevoice on May 05, 2015:
I consider myself an African American but I do have NA and European ancestry. My great grandma lived 95 years, well into my 20s. We were very close and she told me a lot about my family, most of whom had long lives themselves and she knew them personally. I think of my great great grandpa like close family because of her, he was half NA half English. His father took his NA mother off a reservation in Virginia and moved to Louisiana. That's just a small portion of what I know about them. I don't know the tribe I just know family stories, the land they owned, they raised horses and things like that. I don't even know anything about the other NA lines in my family. I know a lot of people think that means that I don't have enough NA blood to consider myself NA but I think listening to them would be like turning my back on family. No one should do that no matter what they hear.
Jyoti Kothari from Jaipur on February 17, 2015:
Thanks for a good article. Beauty is a feeling and I feel that Amrapali was the most beautiful woman of the world history.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on January 30, 2015:
"Regarding Heather Locklear. I spoke with our tribal enrollment director a couple of years ago. Heather is considered and recognized by us as Lumbee and has cousins in Robeson County, NC our traditional homeland."
Liz on January 30, 2015:
Heather Locklear is NOT recognized as Lumbee. Her "people" do not recognize her as Lumbee because she has NO ties to the Lumbee community. A Lumbee must visit the community at least 1x per year to maintain tribal membership. She does not do this. Get your facts straight. I'm Lumbee...I should know.
Raven Silverwolf on September 24, 2014:
No, but too many people claim to have Native blood when they don't have even one drop!
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on September 22, 2014:
Unless you are 100% full blooded you need to keep your mouth shut right?
Only those of pure blood can...wait...where have I heard that before....?
I guess my 25% Cherokee blood makes me some pitiful mongrel huh since Kaniehtiio's 50% isn't good enough either.
Raven Silverwolf on September 22, 2014:
I'm Cherokee and Apache and this list made me laugh! Beyonce,Kaniehtiio Horn and Tina Turner?! Are you serious?! The fact that when our ancestors were alive Natives were considered heathens and now other races (especially white people) claim to have Native blood is a joke!
Emily on August 13, 2014:
It's funny white people made us like this. If the government didn't make us do blood quantum to prove how much Native American we are I'm sure a lot of us would be more welcoming to other races claiming to be NA. It's way more than how much you have in your blood. It's about knowing your culture, traditions, history, language, and way of life. You can 't just claim to be NA and not help your people out or fight for out NA rights. If theses celebrities were really NA they would be helping out there people because everyone knows we are the poorest and have the highest suicide rates.
lopez on July 16, 2014:
It's true that these women have Native American traces in their DNA, but that doesn't really make you a Native American to me.
If you only have traces of Native American, that means that it isn't really going to effect your physical appearance. I noticed that a lot of dark haired White people assume that they have those features because the little Native they may or may not .
In truth, Natives look like Mexicans. If you don't look like a Mexican racially, you aren't Native.
Happy on April 21, 2014:
I'm light skin African American with Cherokee and German
Lula on November 11, 2013:
Reading some of these comments it reminds me of the Harry Potter books/movies where Draco Malfoy is always talking about how superior he is because his family is pure blood. The pure bloods want to do away with the "mud bloods" or people (in the wizarding world) of mixed heritage. It's just all sounds like a bunch of nasty racism. Judging someone by the color of their skin. First it was -you're too dark. Now it's come full circle and you aren't dark enough. I enjoyed the hub and I agree a lot of these angry commentators obviously didn't actually read what you wrote. Can you imagine if a bunch of white people were sitting around pointing fingers at actors and saying they weren't white enough to be considered the superior race...oh yeah someone already brought that up didn't they. I just can't believe people talk like that in this day and age.
Kurt on November 03, 2013:
About J. Alba's test.
It shouldn't surprise you that Mexicans would be a mix between European (like the Spanish) and Indigenous American (as Lopez said) As Mexicans are mostly a Mix of the various indigenous peoples who lived in Mexico, and the Spanish people who came to the Americas.
Note: The test says NOTHING about being "Native American." It says "Indigenous American" and that does not refer to US/Canadian tribes, but to the original peoples from all of the Americas. So, a person like J. Alba may have Indigenous American ancestry from her MEXICAN parent. Most Mexicans have some kind of Indigenous ancestry, even many people who considers themselves white. A large genetic research made on the Mexican population had no people without indigenous ancestry, including the so called "white Mexicans". Obviously, that doesn't include more recent immigrants to Mexico.
In any case, she's probably a lot more "Indigenous" than half of the people on this list.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on August 29, 2012:
what's my race? : Eloquently put.
what's my race? on August 29, 2012:
I am a registered, card-carrying member of the Cherokee tribe. But after reading all of this, I do not feel that I am enough. I do have Cherokee on both sides and Creek but I am also White. As far as how I feel, I feel both NA and White. But according to most of the posts here, since I have White in me, I guess I am a Pretendian, which by the way, I find insulting. At what percentage do we become "enough"? Is it at 100% only?
What about me and my Tribal Card? Am I enough NA for everyone? What if by the genetic draw of the deck, I ended up with green eyes (heaven forbid, like I did) then does this truly negate any NA blood that I have? Should I tear up my card that proves my "Cherokee-ness" because I have green eyes? My skin is dark. Does that make me ok? Can my brother keep his card because his eyes are brown? Am I White but he is Cherokee? It seems that looks plays a big role here.
I think it should be realized that the NA ancestry is viewed in a POSITIVE light and that is a great thing. THAT is why people want to claim it. It is not to steal it or to lessen it or to cheapen it. Instead of looking at it like the people are degrading the NA culture, why can't it be viewed that they think that it is so great that they wish they were more a part of it? And so they say that they are because they heard stories from their family. And how the heck do you know that the stories that they heard from their family are lies??? They probably are mixed.
Bottom line: NAs, in general, White Americans like you. Most feel much compassion for you. Most wish they shared blood with you. Most of them actually do, even if it is just a little. Don't be offended when they say that they share common ancestry. It is because they like you.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on July 19, 2012:
"I have read every comment and now I do not know whether to be proud of being part of a race (Native American) or afraid to be viewed as not good enough"
From reading some of these comments I can see why you would feel that way.
But remember out of all the people that view this Hub, those comments are from a small (although quite vocal) minority.
Part of the reason I did this Hub was to call to attention the fact that many beautiful, talented women are of Native American ancestry.
I wanted to highlight the similarities between people, not divide them.
A majority see it that way.
And yes Scarlett...you ARE good enough.
Scarlett on July 18, 2012:
I have read every comment and now I do not know whether to be proud of being part of a race (Native American) or afraid to be viewed as not good enough. I have Native American ancestors both of my parents and from both sides of their parents and so on. I do not know my percentage. If you saw my entire family you would notice it immediately. I have always tried to learn all I could on my heritage and have always been on the Indians side and defended anything ever said or done in their name. Now I don't know how or what to say to people that inquire about my background. I am very proud, but seeing these comments makes me feel not good enough. I am from the South Georgia and North Florida area. I have heard Cteek, Choktaw, Cherokee and Seminole. I know the Seminole Tribe took in people ftom various Tribes, so you may not know exactly who h Tribe if the only info. is Seminole ancestory.
Anyway, this hub is interesting and very good!
Thank you for your info.
I agree everyone should be proud of who they are, as GOD loves us all!
Ry4n6 from Cheshire, England on July 15, 2012:
I think my vote would have to go with Carmen Electra here lol!! Thanks for sharing this great Hub.:)
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on July 14, 2012:
You mean like Jana Mashonee, Misty Upham and Mariah Watchman?
Blooming on July 13, 2012:
I don't think anyone has any pure blood standards. It would just be nice to see someone has significant Native American ancestry for once because now when I think of Native Americans, I see white people.
TJ74 on June 20, 2012:
I'm quite speechless at the moment... First of all, I am from north Europe, Finland to be exactly and I have always respected american indians or native americans or whatever they wish themselves to be called. I have believed that worst could happen to continent of americas is white people, european people and I am shamed that our ancestors were such greedy people.
But now, seeing how many of these native american people attack the hub/blog creator and scream how these women on this page are not native americans... I don't know if the page intro text has been edited since it was created but at the moment there is no claims the women are actually native americans, hell, to me everyone living on americas today are natives, that is what the word means to my knowledge even english isn't my 1st language. I am native finnish myself in the same use of a word... Back to my point, lighten up people and be proud of who you are but not too proud and trust that any people who read these kinds of websites and texts, have intelligence to process the information themselves and make difference between real native/aboriginal american than fake Hollywood celebrities.
And I do not know what kind living conditions reservations have but I can imagine they may not be pretty or good compared to universal "good" conditions in western or eastern societies.
I just wish we all could understand that we all are humans, meatbags or bloodsacks or whatever E.T. would call us and we live on small planet called Earth and COULD co-exist without racial prejudice and Nazi German-like racial purity standards. I am finnish but I am sure that because of my eastern Finland roots, I prolly have some russian blood in my ancestors as well, so I am not pureblooded of anything and NOBODY on this planet is, except pureblooded humans maybe.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on June 08, 2012:
Why dont you join Hub Pages and make a Hub about this?
Nish on June 07, 2012:
This list is so insulting. Why do you have to make a list of celebrities with false claims to Native American descent. Everybody and their mama claim Cherokee these days.
There are many beautiful bonafide Native American actresses. Misty Upham and Karina Lombard are about the only authentic Native Americans on your list.
If all these people making false claims of having Native heritage had a DNA test done it would mostly likely show African DNA for the Caucasians and European DNA for the African Americans. 1% or 13% doesn't count for having Native heritage. I have French in my bloodline cuz our ancestors in Cree and Ojibwe Nations often married French fur traders but irregardless I am a First Nations Native woman. I was raised in my culture, speak my language and know my traditions.
If I went to France they would laugh if I tried telling them I was French when its obvious I'm Native and could never pass for a white person.
Nish on June 07, 2012:
I have problem with 99% of the people on your list as "Native American". They are just black and white people making ridiculous claims of having Native American ancestry. They have no proof of family ties to Cherokee Nation or any kind of tribal affiliation to back up these claims. Cherokee Nation doesn't recognize any of these so called Cherokees as their own.
You only have three women on this list who are bonafide Natives. Misty Upham, Karina Lombard, and Jana Mashonee. All though Julia Jones can pass for Native.
I am so sick and tired of hearing everyday from Non Native people telling me they are Cherokee or they have a great great great grandmother who was a Cherokee princess. Its called Cherokee Prince Syndrome.
Its sickening and I feel sorry for the real Cherokee Nation cause it destroys their credibility. Its bad enough people think we're mythical creatures with magical powers.
taylor on June 03, 2012:
I know Heather Locklear has Lumbee ancestry, but I don't think she is half.
Danielle Oxindine on May 24, 2012:
ALL I KNOW IS IM THE REAL DEAL I AINT GOT TO WORRY BOUT BEING CALLED A HALF BREED OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, AND THAT I AM NATIVE AMERICAN I CANT STAND THE FACT OF OTHER RACES TO CLAIM NATIVE AMERICAN AND NOT HAVE A DROP IN THEM,QUIT CLAIMIMG TO BE SOMETHNG YOUR NOT POWER TO THE LUMBEES THE FULL BLOODED, im the FBI, Full Blooded Indian
Lakota Jones on May 24, 2012:
come on people yall have no indian in you quit being wannabees, I am a real native american my mom and dad are native and so are there mom and dads and so are there mom and dads so the only place u gonna c the population at 90% with native american come to pembroke Nc Robenson county look it up
power to the indians the 100% Native americans
Loretta AKA low low on May 24, 2012:
I really think if u want to see a real native american indian you would need to come to the dirty south in a little town called Pembroke and you will see the real Lumbees, i think Heather Locklea is the onl real native american on here, i am a Lumbee and u know one when u see one. And by the way if your great grandmother had i it in her guess what u dont have enough to even claim!!!!!!!!!! ROB.CO representing the 100% Lumbees
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on May 24, 2012:
Wow Aminah...no one has brought that idea up.
And I guess looks do count a lot.
Look at Heather Locklear. Blonde hair, blue eyes, 1/2 Lumbee.
And BTW...I know the Locklears they are Lumbee.
Aminah Hameen on May 24, 2012:
WAKE UP PEOPLE.Most of the women on here are NOT Native American.They probably have it way way way back in there bloodline but for sure not full or part.The only ones that even look it are about 4 of them.Almost every American has some kind of Native American ancestry ,but these folks are exaggerating.So tired of fake Native Americans!
Cool on May 20, 2012:
Okay. Sorry if you feel like I am making a big deal out of nothing. It is just one of my pet peeves.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2012:
Look up at the header...
"More beautiful women of Native American descent."
Rolling Eyes on May 19, 2012:
I will stop bothering you about this, as we obviously have different opinions.
But instead of calling these women Native American in the title, you could at least put of Native American descent or have some Native American ancestry. That would be more accurate because no matter which way you cut it, most of the women you posted are not Native American. In the case of Angelina Jolie, she has very, very, very, very, very distant Native ancestry from over 300 years ago . . . which she knew nothing about.
Rolling Eyes on May 19, 2012:
Again, if having an ancestor from over 300 years ago makes you a Native American woman or man, then you can pretty much count anyone who claims their grandmother from nine generations ago was a Cherokee princess. Marcheline Bertrand and Angelina Jolie did use the Iroquois label to sound exotic, which is why they have no idea Catherine Annenontak's Huron tribe was slaughtered by the Iroquois at the Huron Missions.
If you are going to use Huron to claim she is Native American, make sure you specify that she is less than 1% and that said ancestor was born over 300 years ago. It is only right.
Most celebrities make claims of Cherokee. Do not believe me? Look it up. I am sorry that I will not accept their word as gospel, especially when they have no immediate ancestry and cannot prove it, especially when plenty of them have been caught utilizing it in order to sound exotic. Please look up Johnny Cash.
It is what it is. I am just announcing my opinion.
Rolling Eyes on May 19, 2012:
I never said Huron did not count. I said Angelina falsely claimed to be part Iroquois. That was a lie, meaning she was using it to sound exotic. Not to mention, her Native ancestor was born in 1649. She is not even aware of it. I find it funny that you guys claim she is a Native American woman when she is less than 1% and cannot even name said ancestor that was Native. Totally ridiculous, and it is offensive to me, especially seeing how I am Native.
Yourmom on April 01, 2012:
Do people think that a woman who is JUST African American cannot be attractive?? 25% or less...don't count it. Just make the list with native women.
FullbloodedKiowa on March 23, 2012:
Well, the above statement of NO ROYALTY is correct because as any Native knows....Chiefs are not royalty they are leaders. They came from good families or set themselves apart by their quick thinking and brave acts in a war, etc. ANd just like the Princesses of today in our tribes that the people vote for they are more like Civil Servants meant to serve not to put on a pedestal and bowed down too!! Still NOT royalty ;D SO ntvprd...thank you for your wise comment!! Oh, and my family has the MOST elected Princesses in our tribe but we know that position is there to serve our people. I don't even think we really even knew the concept of "royalty". Thats why instead of people in honored positons don't receive anything..they have "giveaways" because thats our way.
Dougdaslug on February 17, 2012:
Being native is way of life
DougdaSlug on February 17, 2012:
Being Native American or what ever you call it is about living a way of live depending on what part of this Turtle Island you are from. I know lots of people nonnative that I'd call brother or sister than some of the native people that have adopted thewesterm culture
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on February 06, 2012:
I grew up in NC and had several good friends that were Lumbee (Oxendines and Locklears). So I know a little about the problems they have had with getting recognition.
Lumbee586 on February 06, 2012:
not to many people are familiar with our tribe. are you from Robeson county? I come fron the lowreys family myself, lumbee priide fight for our federal recognition!
Grey on February 04, 2012:
I like the angry faced folks arguing about Angelina Jolie's ancestry.
I'd like to point out that everything from Alaska to Central America is typically included when considering an indigenous people 'Native American.'
Long story short, Huron counts as NA.
A bit of trivia, for the folks who are screaming about 'DO SOME RESEARCH', the Hurons were part of the Iroquois Nation. Thus, her mother was not lying, even if she used a similar generalization to someone claiming to be American or European.
Cathy Nerujen from Edge of Reality and Known Space on January 24, 2012:
Even though I am born in the UK, my Father is Indian and my Mum is from Thailand. I am half of each, approximately, and only a geneticist can give a more accurate assessment of what racial mix I am. I love my Asian mix and I am happy with who I am.
We don't get to choose where we come from, we just are who we all are. We should all just accept that. This is a great hub, and thank you for showcasing some terrific woman. No matter what their origins, or backgrounds, they are all women and all beautiful. And that is perfectly fine by me. :)
Jilly on January 18, 2012:
One reason being 1/32nd Native American (and looking either Black or White)doesn't seem to count for more full bloodied Native Americans is due to the way the US Government classified/s Native peoples in order for them to receive protected people/federal funding/casino land/legally recognized tribal status... the governement (and some tribal councils) doesn't want a mass number of people qualifying for government $$, reservation land, or an almost self governing people status. It's the same racial classification idea behind not letting people who are more than 50% White claim to be White if they are also 1/64th Black. A person should be able to celeberate being 1/6th Native American, and go to these groups to learn about that ancestry, even if being only 1/64th Native American excludes them from being members of that tribe.
Métis girl on January 15, 2012:
Here is her Huron ancestor:
Métis girl on January 15, 2012:
Angelina is part Huron. Do your research.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on January 13, 2012:
Again...if you bothered to read what I wrote...
"Angelina Jolie is SAID TO BE Czechoslovak, German, French Canadian and Iroquois.
But in an interview with the Telegraph UK, her father Jon Voight said that Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand REALLY WASN"T Iroquois.
She just said that to enhance her "exotic background"."
"Said to be", "Really wasn't".
You spend a lot of time going after Angelina...do you not like her for some reason?
And I dont think all of these women are "whites" that lie about their background.
And again...if you read the very first line...."Here are some more beautiful celebrities that are of Native American DESCENT."
Here's a constructive idea...
Why dont you join HP and write your own Hub about the lying "Whites" as you call them.
Anonymous on January 12, 2012:
Did you read what I wrote? Her family tree and records are public. I am sorry, but they support exactly what her father says. She is not Native American. The only Native American ancestor she has was from over 300 years ago and was of the Huron tribe.
I will also include wikipedia this time around because they actually put in a bit of correct information and provided a credible source for it.
Second of all, there is no such thing as the Iroquois tribe. There is only the "Iroquois Confederacy," which is composed of several distinct tribes. That alone proves that she and her mother are lying. Saying you are Iroquois is like saying you are European.
Quit trying to turn it into a lover's quarrel between Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. He is right. She is wrong. All of the evidence supports him, and you promote people making false claims of being Native American. Angelina Jolie knows nothing about Native Americans, tribes, their culture, or customs.
She is a proven liar.
Try posting pictures of ACTUAL Native women. Not whites who lie about having a great-great-great-great grandmother that was a Native princess.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on January 03, 2012:
Did you even read the Hub?
"Angelina Jolie is not part Native American. Her very own father attests to that, claiming that her mother only put it on her resume in order to sound more exotic. Angelina carries on the fib in order to enhance her image. Her family tree also supports the fact that she is not part Native American. So, no, she is not part Native American, and should be removed from the list."
"Angelina Jolie is said to be Czechoslovak, German, French Canadian and Iroquois.
But in an interview with the Telegraph UK, her father Jon Voight said that Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand really wasn't Iroquois.
She just said that to enhance her "exotic background"."
The fact is that her mother claimed to be of Iroquois ancestry and Jon Voight disputed it.
An ex-husband disputng an ex-wife's claim...that's never happened before has it?
BTW, do you see the Czechs, Germans and French Canadians getting angry because Angelina hasn't been DNA tested yet?
As far as Farrah goes, "The late Farrah Fawcett was of French, English and Native American (Choctaw) ancestry."
Did you see the word ANCESTRY there?
Also...did you bother to read the first paragraph of the Hub?
"Here are some more beautiful celebrities that are of Native American DESCENT.
Some more than others true, but I have tried to include the ones that their NA history is pretty much a matter of public record."
Note the word descent...that means hereditary derivation or lineage.
So why can't people celebrate the idea that a person has a similar lineage, instead of focusing on the fact that they are not of pure blood?
What this world needs is a celebration of the similarities of its diverse human beings, not their differences.
Anonymous on January 02, 2012:
Angelina Jolie is not part Native American. Her very own father attests to that, claiming that her mother only put it on her resume in order to sound more exotic. Angelina carries on the fib in order to enhance her image. Her family tree also supports the fact that she is not part Native American. So, no, she is not part Native American, and should be removed from the list.
The majority of your list are Caucasian people who may or may not have distant Native American ancestry. In all likelihood, though, they are probably liars like Miss Jolie. Claiming Native ancestry is the trendy thing to do in Hollywood, especially considering nearly half of Hollywood claims it without any traceable proof, so of course many Native women, whether they are full blooded, a half, a fourth, or whatever, would be offended.
At best, people like Farrah Fawcett (who is of English, French, Irish, and Choctaw descent) and Cameron Diaz are an 1/8th, 1/16th, 1/32nd, or 1/64th. Either way, they have no ties to a tribe and can hardly be considered Native woman.
That is why your list is insulting.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on December 03, 2011:
Thank you for pointing that out Shannon.
Should be fixed now.
Shannon on December 03, 2011:
That picture you have of Julia Jones is not Julia, it's Q'orianka Kilcher, who's part German and part indigenous Peruvian (Quechua).
NiaKa Diamond on November 16, 2011:
WoW What Alot Of RUDE Totally Ignorant People Posting Here. I agree It Appears that alot of the people are saying that the blood that does Come from Native Americans that run through my Veins and Ive done My Research/Geneology and it just so Happens that the Delaware Indian Tribe (Whom are the **ORIGINAL** of THE ORIGINAL People in AMERICA!!) To Stand CORRECTED,,,,I now have my PAPERWORK !! And My 3 x Great Gradmother was *THE INDIAN PRINCESS* and when I say that I Mean daughter of the Chief of our Delawerian Tribe......I think you have all heard the story...its not just based on a true STORY IT IS A TRUE STORY! (Sorry for all the rest of u, but Obviously you were no where near Native American ROYALTY, Nor was your Tribe as GLAMOUS as Mine! ) And if anyone here cares Go rent The Last Of The MoHicans *YA THE MOVIE* watch the END of it and then Come Back and Tell me if all of you Actually believe you know and can PROVE you are Native American after watching what happens when one man is Given a list of Millions of Natives and told to convert All of their names to AMERICAN/EUROPEAN. Do U REALLY know for sure 1 Man...Got all of your Millions of Bloodlines Straight!!!? Puhhleazzze. And Yes I really do Think u wud of been better off calling this Hub, Beautiful Entertainers who are part native American I agree with you. LOL! If u still want to post up a Pic of mine, u can find a ton of them at WWW.MySpace.Com/NiakaDiamond or WWW.TheDetroitDiamond.Com BTW alot of Native Americans Lived off the River with the French and Built what is Now DETROIT....a French NAME! The Meaning of my name! And How I came 2 be. Peace *N* LuV, from a *REAL INDIAN PRINCESS*
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on November 04, 2011:
I see now.
The ONLY American Indian that counts is a full blooded American Indian.
Half, quarter, that's insignificant.
You MUST be of pure blood or you don't count at all.
You know, that sounds familiar....
lydia on November 03, 2011:
This is so degrading. at times like these I'm put to shame as Native American b/c people dress up as me for Halloween and then this! Why, oh why do American Indians only wanna be such so can boast of their authenticity? So they can wear a headdress for the frippery of some fashion catalogue that'll never be important to real natives like us, because living on the reservation is more on our minds than the generated myths like this... more concerned about combating our invisibility as things like this eclipse on our children. I'm sure none of these woman are American Indian. For us real American Indian woman, we're trying to fix these oddly disgusting ideologies of patriarchal societies that view woman as exotic conquests. In our societies, woman are more than physical constructions, they are our mothers and daughters. Such was an egalitarian society. And you can't even let us have that, you have to taint it with your ugly and unrealistic conceptions of beauty.
-Navajo Woman who skateboards, is in college, and maintains her traditional ways.
Diane on September 27, 2011:
Farrah Fawcett was actually Lebanese. Her first name, Farrah, is a middle-eastern name. As for Jessica Alba being mostly European, she certainly doesn't look it. I am a Mexican and she looks like a million Mexican women you would see south of the border, many of whom are much prettier.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on September 08, 2011:
Jaelyn: You should never be insecure about your heritage.
That's part of why I do these Hubs in the first place.
I have a really good friend that is of mixed ancestry and she gets all kinds of crap from people because she is not "pure blooded".
I actually thought (hoped) that kind of thinking went out with the Nazi Party, but I guess I was wrong.
Be proud of every part of your background.
Jaelyn on September 07, 2011:
I was always insecure of my French and Mohawk decent.
My features antimated I guess.But now Every where I go people ask me what Ethic background I am from. Playboy has asked me pose for them..Guess I still lttle funny still.Like people look at me cause I weird or something...hope that wiil subside. My beauty comes from my heart..wish people would see this first.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on July 24, 2011:
Ya know, I'm not even gonna try to explain this anymore....
ajidamoon on July 23, 2011:
Great....Just what we real Natives need...yet another blog/hub/page dedicated to those who do not know a single thing about what it means to be Native. They aren't enrolled, don't know the traditions, the culture or the histories. They just emulate vague family stories because these days it just isn't interesting to be of one heritage. There are hundreds of gorgeous REAL Native American actresses out there.....but sadly no one even knows who they are in comparison to all the Indian Barbies and Pretendians. Thanks.
fashion on July 17, 2011:
What a hub.Great collection of beautiful Native American women.Thanks for sharing.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on July 17, 2011:
TruespiceDoll: I'm sorry. I thought I wrote" Beyonce's father is African American and her mother is Creole which is mixed colonial French, African American, and Native American."
And I thought in the first sentence of the article I put "Here are some more beautiful celebrities that are of Native American descent."
Evidently neither of those sentences stood out.
TruespiceDoll on July 16, 2011:
Beyonce Native American? Beyonce is African American and looks it. Her mother is a Creole of French and Black descent.
This is a Native woman
Samantha on June 20, 2011:
VOTE NO CORRUPTION AND LUMBEE FULL RECOGNTION AND RESCIND STATE RECOGNITION BECAUSE IT LEADS TO FALSE CLAIMS.
The Lumbee are corrupt club and are seeking a CASINO and gaming rights and have currently mis-used federal H.U.D money for non housing related corruption and abuses.The Lumbee will deceive and have deceived the Public,US Government and taxpayers ABOUT ITS casino GOALS AND h.u.d HOUSING ISSUES.tHE lUMBEE HAVE MADE SECRET DEALS WITH MANY CASINO FIRMS AND HAVE ATTEMPTED TO LOBBY WITH CASINO FIRMS SO THEY WILL DECEIVE AND RIP THE PUBILC OFF EVEN MORE IF GIVEN SOVEREIGN RIGHTS AS A FULL FEDERAL RECOGNITION AND WILL BRING IN EVEN FAR MORE CORRUPTION TO ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA.THE LUMBEES HAVE NO INDIAN CULLTURE OR LANGUAGE TO PRESERVE SO ALL THAT WILL HAPPEN WITH FEDERAL RECOGNITION IS THEY WILL COMMIT CRIMES AND THEN TRY TO HIDE UNDER INDIAN TRIBAL LAWS AND SOVEREIGNTY ON LUMBEE BOUGHT LAND.WE DONT WANNA OPEN UP PANDORAS BOX SO KEEP LUMBEE OUT OF THE SOVEREIGN NATION BUSINESS
Ronnie Sowell from South Carolina on January 23, 2011:
You got some folks stirred up. I enjoyed the hub. I have a couple of hubs on Jana Mashonee. Check them out when you get a chance.
northern paiute on December 15, 2010:
Cheifs were NOT royalty, they wre chosen by the people to lead them through what ever was going on at the time. they were respeted for there knowledge adnunderstanding of the things around the tribe. No person was higher than the other they were equals everyone had a say in what was gonna be a major decsion that would affect the tribe.
Mikias on December 04, 2010:
N E Wright from Dover, Delaware on November 19, 2010:
In this country you just never know who is of what blood line.
I have so many relatives that are of Native American blood. Still, I do not know that to be true within my own family.
Thanks for sharing.
gawkn on November 15, 2010:
G W Bush is suppose to be a descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. All I see is a hill billy wannabe Texan cowboy ex-prez. Anyhoooo, he has native blood in him according to experts.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on November 14, 2010:
gina: Exactly Gina.
Maybe I should have capitalized "of Native American descent." and put it bold in the intro to help some people out.
gina on November 09, 2010:
Bored. Stopped by. Found Farrah Fawcett a little strange. Still can't see it looking at her.
Eh, for the most part, the whole Cherokee thing is sometimes blown out of proportion in the oddest places (Missouri, maybe, but Kansas? Nebraska?) Granted, Cherokee did readily intermarry with the whites and culturally had more of an 'understanding' with them (at least the British ones.) Saying that you're Cherokee isn't insanely farfetched, since there are whole swaths of the South that probably have one black, one Cherokee, even Jewish ancestors. (Some of the slaves from the Bahamas, folks. Triangular trade's a you-know-what.) A lot of these people are of native descent, they're just not 'ethnically pure'...now go slap yourself for wanting ethnically pure people, like humans are some kind of dog breed.
Me, I like being a coyote. (Of course, I'm not pretty by Western standards. Mine is a much wider face.)
I guess I just decided to comment because there's this goofy assumption among natives (and others) that doesn't support statistics. See, we have a population of 400 million or so. We have had fairly steady immigration, but it's been cut off on occasion. People have, on average, found it more socially acceptable to claim NA than AA or whatnot in the South, because NA fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, among other things, so the rednecks like them a tad more. (And let's face it; they borrowed a lot of our rural, shotgun-toting ways.)
But more importantly; a lot, and I mean, a lot, of early historical figures had native ancestry. Maybe not the Quakers or some of the more landed Founding Fathers, but a good number of other people (possibly even the elusive Crispus Attocks) had native ancestry. Sam Houston's wife was a Cherokee, among other things.
Well, people have children, and their children have children, and...well, you should see my point by now. There are a lot of Americans who call themselves white that probably have a NA great-great-grandma/grandpa or two.
JohnBarret on November 05, 2010:
wow wow, I thought before some of them as Caucasian now I know its native.
But, over all, they all are beautiful.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 23, 2010:
"On June 3, 2009, the US House of Representatives voted 240 to 179 for federal recognition for the Lumbee tribe, acknowledging that they are the descendants of the Cheraw tribe. The vote will go on to the US Senate"
Locklear on October 23, 2010:
A private study was done a few years back testing a few thousand members of the so called lumbee tribe... 96% of those who were tested and were accepted members were either of african or european or both heritage and not a single drop of native blood... Sooo... To say heather lock lear is Indian is more of an insult... Being the lumbees accept anyone who claims to be lumbee...
nikitha p from India on October 05, 2010:
Great hub I liked it.Thanks for sharing this.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 04, 2010:
Mark Webster: If you look at the comments, it appears "part" isn't good enough.
Mark Webster on October 04, 2010:
You forgot Karen Dalton – part Cherokee
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 02, 2010:
FulBloodNAGoddess: Looking back at some of the comments I guess I should have titled the Hub "Beautiful Female Entertainers That Have Some Native American Blood In Them".
But you know that title is just so long.
FulBloodNAGoddess on October 01, 2010:
Never had royalty? Uhhhh what were the chiefs then? Anyway, I only stopped by coz I thought there would be "real" Native American women in these pics, not someone who claims to be a drop or two.
Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on October 01, 2010:
I've been kind of interested in singers who are of American Indian heritage. Until recent years, I think, they downplayed it.
ntvprd on August 22, 2010:
Well this is something that never suprises but often insults me and many of my people. The claim of a distant indian princess grandmother. Firstly, we never had royalty so there were never princesses! Secondly, the claim is always of a great great great grandmother and this is significant because its linked to the first part - no one ever claims that their father was part native for fear of being associated with the savage, untameable warrior, while claiming a grandmother "princess" gives the exotica feel to it and more acceptable. ANOTHER peeve of our people, is who people claim kinship with...go through all the lists that you've comprised and then look into other claims by famous or not people. A majority of them claim Cherokee, but you'll find Iroquois, Mohican, Sioux, Navajo and Apache....don't people have any imagination or even ability to research? Come on do you think that many people could have Cherokee lineage? Its simply because their "claims" are only based on what they associated Indians to be....or heard which band or tribe most often. Its shameful and funny, so many people want to claim indian heritage but yet when issues such as living in third world conditions in our homelands is raised, they scatter like cockroaches.
I'm proud of who we are as natives, first nations, indians, aboriginals, metis, innu, inuit, whatever people want to call us...We're survivors despite all the attempts to eradicate us.
Little Wolf from Dusty Trails, Arkansas on August 06, 2010:
Cherokee & Apache here...
wonderful hub you've posted!!
NiAKA Diamond on July 14, 2010:
I AM FRENCH & NATIVE AMERICAN MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER WAS AN INDIAN PRINCESS IN THE NOW EXTINCT TRIBE OF THE DELACROUIX CAN YOU PLEASE POST ME N MY PIC UP? I AM AN ADULT FILMSTAR, ACTRESS, RAPPER/POETRESS, WRITER,(WITH COUNTLESS CREDITS) MODEL AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY OWNER CALLED DETROIT DIAMOND TALENT.
nikipa from Eastern Europe on July 05, 2010:
Nice hub! Thank you for sharing with us!
greg g zaino from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida on June 12, 2010:
thank you very much for this informative hub. the accompanying slide show brought it together nicely. my blood and passion call to me., studying of Native American and Pre-Columbian civilization keeps me grounded in something greater than what i see around me.the archaeology end of it was phenominal..thank you again.. great hub..greg z
Phillyfreeze69 on May 21, 2010:
I remember watching Traci as a spokesperson for Empire Poker and being feature on the World Poker Tour several years ago...she still looks as gorgeous as ever. I may rent one of the Baywatch DVD's this weekend.
billyaustindillon on March 28, 2010:
Very interesting some real surprises - just shows you everything isn't always as it seems!
dreamreachout on March 28, 2010:
Accumulated beauty .. a different type of hub .. interesting reading!!
tony0724 from san diego calif on March 27, 2010:
HOLY COW ! I learn something new all the time. Rita Coolidge I knew about but Fergie the Jessicas and Beyonce ? Who woulda thunk it ? Good hub saberblade :)
Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on March 27, 2010:
We never hear enough about Native American Indian women, famous or in the art or entertainment world. So this hub helps a great deal to redress that! Good call. I never figured on Demi Moore or Heather Locklear being Native American. Wow! Thanks for a great hub! : )
Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on March 27, 2010:
Great hub. Native Americans have always got the shaft