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  1. Sitting Bull Allen Sanderson

  2. Sitting Bull was born in Grand River 1831 in the Plains area of the United States. He was a Sioux Indian. His tribe, the Hunkpapa, lived on the Great Northern Plains where they hunted buffalo.

  3. Interesting facts… “Slow”, Sitting Bull’s old name, went to war when he was just a boy with no weapons - just a coup stick. When he was ten years old he killed his first buffalo. After he fought and won against a Crow warrior, he was renamed Sitting Bull.

  4. Accomplishments He was an Indian chief in the Battle of Little Big Horn. Sitting Bull was famous after this battle and he later joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Sitting Bull College in Standing Rock, North Dakota serves many students today.

  5. Sources: Author: Lucille Recht Penner Illustrator: Will Williams Web site:

  6. John Philip Sousa Andrew Johns

  7. John Philip Sousa was born in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 6, 1854. He had no brothers or sisters. His parents were Antonio de Sousa and Maria Elisabeth Trinkhaus. His parents were Portuguese, Spanish, Barvarian (German) descent.

  8. Interesting facts… • John Philip Sousa played violin at a young age. • John Philip Sousa lived to be 77 years of age . • John Philip Sousa fell in love with Jane Bells.

  9. Accomplishments • John Philip Sousa was famous for composing marches. • He wrote music and one of the most famous was “Stars and Stripes Forever”.

  10. Source: • Book: John Philip Sousa by Mike Venezia

  11. Thomas Jefferson Nitorria Pickett

  12. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743. He lived in a house called Shadwell in Virginia. He had two older sisters. His teacher in school was Mr. Douglas and he learned a lot about math. Jefferson died on July 4, 1826.

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  16. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cody James Ogle

  17. Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.Martin died April 4, 1968

  18. Interesting facts… • Martin got married in 1953. • He was a gifted student at Morehouse College. • He was a Baptist minister.

  19. Accomplishments • He was a Civil Rights leader. • He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

  20. Source: Book Title: Martin Luther King, Jr. Author: Angela Bull Website:

  21. Meet George Washington Emily Livengood

  22. George Washington was born in Virginia Feb. 22, 1732. He died when he was 65 years old on Dec. 14, 1799.

  23. Interesting facts… • George was 14 when his father died. • He loved to dance. • He loved to visit his older brother Laurence. • When George was 20 his

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  26. Helen Keller Felicia Mitchell

  27. Helen lived in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was born on June 27, 1880. Her parents were Kate Adams Keller, and Colonel Arthur Keller. She had one little sister. Helen died June 1, 1968.

  28. Interesting facts… • Helen was very ill as a baby. • She was taught to speak. • She graduated from Radcliffe College with honors and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.

  29. Accomplishments • She wrote 14 books and many essays. • She was an ambassador for the AFB (American Foundation for the Blind) for 44 years. • Even though she couldn’t hear or see she was taught how to read, write, and speak by her teacher, Anne Sullivan.

  30. Source: • Book title: Helen Keller • Author: Margo Lundell • Website:

  31. Jim Thorpe Gaven Aulds

  32. Jim was born in May, 1888 in Oklahoma. His parents were Hiram Thorpe and Charlotte Viuex. He had a twin brother named Charlie.

  33. Interesting facts… • In Jim’s growing up years he and his brother Charlie went to school and played ball all the time at recess. But one winter his brother, Charlie, got sick and died. Without Charlie, Jim didn’t care about ball games. So Jim ran away from school, but his father made him go back. His mother died when he was just 15 years old. Soon Jim became a sports guy and he won medals at the Olympic Games.

  34. Accomplishments • He was a pro football player who played with President Eisenhower when they were both attending West Point. • Jim Thorpe represented the United States in the Olympics of 1912 in Sweden. • He won the decathlon which is a series of ten contests.

  35. Source: • Jim Thorpe by Thomas Fall. Websites, Jim • Illustrated by John Gretzer

  36. Amelia Earhart Jannelle Libby

  37. Amelia Earhart was always thinking about planes and how to fly them. When Amelia Earhart was a little girl her sister, Muriel, helped her make an airplane out of wood. They put it on the roof with Amelia inside it, and slid down the roof to make it fly.

  38. Interesting facts… • Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison Kansas. • She was born on July 24th, 1898. • She died in 1937. • Her dad’s name was Samuel Edwin Stanton Earhart and her mom’s name was Amelia Amy Otis Earhart.

  39. Accomplishments • She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. • She was invited to the White House by President Hoover to receive a medal from the National Geographic Society.

  40. Source: • Amelia Earhart • Author: John Parlin • Illustrator: Wayne Alfano

  41. Ben Franklin Jasmine Wise

  42. Ben Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1606 and he died on April 17, 1709.

  43. Interesting Facts… • Ben was born in Boston. • Ben had 16 brothers and sisters. • When Ben was 17 he moved to New York City.

  44. Accomplishments • Ben proved that lightning makes electricity. • He wrote a famous book called Poor Richard’s Almanac. • He was a member of Congress. • He was an inventor.

  45. Source: • Book title: Ben Franklin • Author: Cynthia Benjamin

  46. Rosa Parks Julie Mills

  47. Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913. Her parents were Leona and James McCauley. She had one brother named Sylvester. Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005.

  48. Interesting facts … • When Rosa Parks was little she wanted to be treated as a regular little girl. • Every morning she would have to walk miles to school. • She loved to go fishing with her grandmother. • Rosa became very good at sewing.

  49. Accomplishments • Rosa refused to stand in the back of the bus with the rest of the black people. • She brought attention to the rights of the black people.

  50. Source: • Book title: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Movement. Author: Camilla Wilson • Website: Wikipedia