Beautiful, just beautiful! I totally agree that too many Indians don't know about the accomplishments of fellow Indians. This is a disservice to the Indian people, imo! There are other Indians, who achieved success. Lee Wiley, a Cherokee is esteemed by many singers of jazz. Kay Starr, from Oklahoma is Indian/Irish. She had numerous hit records in the '40s and '50s. Remember "Wheel of Fortune" and "Rock and Roll Waltz"? Both hit #1. Keely Smith, Cherokee, hit it big in the '50s at Las Vegas. She is known for "I Wish You Love". Some African Americans allegedly had Indian bloodlines. Della Reese, was big in the '60s. Recently, she starred in a tv series about angels. Pearl Bailey was popular, starting in the '50s. She did stage, as well as cabaret performances, and recording great songs. My late cousin, a jazz buff extraordinaire, told me that Jack Teagarden, a jazz great, was part-Indian.
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 05:42