Here Are 12 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Part Native American


Native Americans were among the first settlers in North America and have resided here ever since. Unfortunately, Native Americans have dealt with some pretty horrific things throughout their history from violence to racism to getting land taken from them. Their heritage is also portrayed in a stereotypical way very frequently, a la the logos for the Indians, Redskins, and Blackhawks. However, that is not an accurate stereotype for everyone of Native American descent. In fact, did you know that many of your favorite celebrities were of Native American descent? Here are 12 of them, with number 7 being one you would never expect.


#12 Jimi Hendrix


Hendrix was a legendary musician and actually had Native American blood on both sides of his family. He and his family always celebrated this heritage and, in fact, when he died, a number of his belongings were sent to National Museum of the American Indians. The next person is also among the most influential musicians of all time.