Gone are the days of Cowboys and Indians where the cowboys are the heroes and indians are the bad guys. Thanks to historical research, we now know that the Indians, now referred to as Native Americans, are as much the good guys as anyone may be. While there is a growing number of Native American heroes, they still remain a relative minority among the white-dominated rosters of superheroes. Let's look at the most well-known examples of these.
James Proudstar is an Apache who was once with the Hellions. His older brother, John, code-named Thunderbird, died during one of the second X-Men team's missions (the second team was where Storm, Colossus and others first appeared). He was resentful against the X-Men over his older brother's death. However, he changes his views and later joins X-Force. His powers, like his older brother's, are enhanced physical capabilities and senses that enable him to fight with great skill. He can also fly.
Dani Moonstar of the New Mutants started out young, but grew up in superheroics and is now a mentor for younger mutants. She also has the power of the Valkyrie. Thus, she makes an odd mixup of Norse Mythology and Native American legend.
Alpha Flight's resident Shaman is a member of the Sarcee tribe. Aside from traditional shaman magic, he owns a bag from which he can get any object he needs, such as magical objects and potions for healing.
One of the more patriotically-themed Native Americans, American Eagle is a Navajo man named Jason Strongbow. He drives a motorcycle with the American flag on it. His powers are similar to Warpath's, enhanced strength, speed, stamina and senses, thanks to a mutation caused by the powers of the supervillain Klaw.