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The American Indian in Postage Stamps: Profiles in Leadership, Accomplishment and Cultural Celebration

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37c Luiseno Basket stamp (Aug 24, 2004)

Historic American Indian leaders honored here on postage stamps, exemplify a wide range of reaction to the radical confrontations that would drastically affect the traditions and culture of their peoples. Some chose resistance and war; others chose a path of adaptation and accommodation to a new way of life. In all cases, these leaders of nations were elder representatives of huge extended families, and their commitment to future generations was paramount.

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