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Chino Fernandez
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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.
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Warpath


Warpath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Native American Comic Book Heroes
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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.

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Shaman


Shaman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Native American Comic Book Heroes
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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.

Danielle Moonstar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Native American Comic Book Heroes
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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. see more on Danielle Moonstar
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Apache Chief


Apache Chief is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Native American Comic Book Heroes
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Some may know him mainly from the Superfriends TV series of the 1970s. He is a Native American stock character introduced for ethnic variety, along with Black Vulcan and Samurai, though it's doubtful that's he is actually a chief. Although a TV-exclusive character, he appears in an originally comics-based property (the Justice League), so he fits this list. He has the power to grow in size, with his strength increasing accordingly. He mostly goes up against Giganta.

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