This is the actual Chief that the Logo was based on. He is a Pikuni Blackfoot Indian from Montana. Now that would make him a so called Mongolian descendent. (To be clear I do not subscribe to that idea) what I do know is he is not an Eastern Woodland or South Eastern Woodland Indian. In fact he is from a tribe that many so called “American Indians” say are not the TRUE AMERICAN INDIANS. So tell me you proud Aboriginals, how does this man represent you. I just hear a whole lot of hypocrisy and belly aching. You can continuously state that those tribes are not REAL INDIANS BUT CLAIM ONE OF THEIR CHIEFS AS REPRESENTING YOU. Personally I completely understand the dynamics of American Indian history so I don’t feel the need to disrespect or deny western tribes as our extended family. I just ask all you know it all book reading aboriginals to make up your mind. Are these Indians our people or not. You can’t claim the logo one minute then denounce the same tribes in the next breath. If that Redskin logo represents you, than those so called Mongolians are also YOUR PEOPLE.
John Two Guns White Calf (1872-1934), shown above, may indeed be memorialized in a way few other Native Americans have been – on a piece of American money – the buffalo nickel to be specific. But then again….maybe not….there is a very interesting mystery. So sit down and pull up a mug of something to drink….
Two Guns White Calf was born near Fort Benton, Montana, son of White Calf who was known as the last chief of the Pikuni Blackfoot.
Two Guns White Calf, also known as John Two Guns and John Whitecalf Two Guns, was also, in time, a Blackfoot chief. He provides one of the most readily recognizable images of a Native American in the world as impression of his portrait appears to appear on a coin, the Indian head nickel.