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Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon

George Gordon was the grandson of the 3rd Earl of Aberdeen. His mother died in 1791 and his father in 1795, leaving him in the care of two guardians: William Pitt the Younger (the ... [more]

Campbell, Ben Nighthorse

Campbell is part Portuguese, Northern Cheyenne (and has been inducted into their council of chiefs) and possibly also Apache and Pueblo, a rancher and horse trainer, jewellery designer, jud... [more]


Hoo-moo-thy-ah was born into a traditionalist Yavapai family in Arizona, just before the establishment of Ft. McDowell, built by the US government to subjugate his people. When he was about... [more]

Hyde, Orson

Hyde's father was serving in the US Army during the War of 1812 when his mother died, and his father had also died by 1817. He was taken in by neighbors, the Wheeler family, who became his ... [more]

Lue Gim Gong

Lue was born into a wealthy farming family in Canton. An uncle who had already emigrated to the USA returned with stories of the great opportunities there, and at the age of 12 Lue prevaile... [more]

Parata, Tame Haereroa

Parata was the son of an American whaling captain, Captain Trapp, and a Maori aristocrat, Koroteke. When his father died he was still a small boy and was given to a great-uncle, Haereroa, a... [more]

Stradling, John

Stradling was born the son of Francis and Elizabeth Stradling, near Bristol. He was adopted by a wealthy distant relative (they shared a common great-grandfather), Sir Edward Stradling (152... [more]

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