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Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr.

(Wahb-No-Sah/Ke-O-Ko-Mo-Quah/Burnett Family)

Neshnabe/(Potawatomi)/Ojibwe/(Chippewa)

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Anishnaabe/Neshnabe, enrolled tribal member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi of Kansas, present at Peace signing of religious leaders for the United Nations

World respected religious leaders, congressmen, and Heads of State of many countries gathered together to sign a Declaration of Peace for the United Nations

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Potawatomi

Senachwine Wahbnosah Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, son of Gary and Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Senachwine Wahbnosah Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, son of Gary and Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Kayla, Gary, Senachwine, and Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

White House State Dining Room.

Gary, Rosewita, and Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Potawatomi Indian, Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., performing American Indian hoop dance at Knott's Berry Farm's Native American establishment, Indian Trails. Photo taken by T.J. Sinsay of Sinsay Fitography, 2009

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Potawatomi

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Potawatomi

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Potawatomi

Virgil Donati (world famous drummer), Frank Stallone (famous actor/musician), friend John McLennan, Kayla, Rosie, Gary, Maurice Rinaldi (world's best Hollywood photographer), and Lillian Muller (iconic supermodel)

Ernie Hudson (from the Ghostbusters and The Crow) and Gary

Kayla, Rosie, and Ernie Hudson (from the Ghostbusters and The Crow)

Gary, Rosie, Kal Penn (from White Castle) and Kayla at the White House Student Film Festival where Kayla was a finalist.

Gary, Rosie, Kayla, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson (from Nova) at the White House Student Film Festival where Kayla was a finalist.

Gary, Rosie, Kayla, and Bill Nye the Science Guy at the White House Student Film Festival

Dennis Banks (Ojibwe) and Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian, Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Sr. on horseback in Mayetta, KS in 1963

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Potawatomi

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Above: Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk (left), Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk (center), and Eunice Briet (right)

Kayla and Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Kayla, Rosie, and Radmilla Cody (Navajo)

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi/Ojibwe) and Native actor, Adam Beach (Saulteaux Ojibwe) at a pow wow

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi/Ojibwe) and Bono lead singer of U2.

Above: Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi/Ojibwe)

Above: Potawatomi Indian, Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Sr. (Wahb-No-Sah/Ke-O-Ko-Mo-Quah/Burnett Family), on horseback at a Potawatomi gathering and dance wearing a bald eagle tail feather headdress on the Prairie Band Indian Reservation in Kansas, 1967

Above: Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Sr. (Wahb-No-Sah/Ke-O-Ko-Mo-Quah/Burnett Family). Fluent in the Potawatomi language and traditions and was known as a quite and humble man who followed the old ways of his people respectfully and strictly thru prayer. As a ritual leader, he was the carrier of ancient songs and ways handed down to him by his father, grandfather, and other elderly traditionals.

Chief Abram Burnett, a hereditary Chief of the Potawatomis, 1863

Photo Courtesy of Smithsonian Institute National Anthropological Archives

Above: James P. Wahb-No-Sah/Wabanosay (Morning Walking/Early Riser), son of Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk (Captain John Buckshot) and father of Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Sr.

Prairie Band Indian Reservation, Mayetta, KS, 1930

Documented and photographed by Jesse Nusbaum, historic anthropologist, archeologist, and important nineteenth and twentieth century photographer of American Indians and the west.

Denver Library Western History and Genealogy Archives

Please click on the above link for more photos of Wab-no-sah/Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk biological family members living upon the Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian reservation documented under "Digital Images/Photos". Type "Potawatomi" in the search box when you are at the site.

Above: Mrs. Rosan Potts (Ke-o-ko-mo-quah), mother of James Wahb-no-sah and grandmother of Gary Wis-ki-ge-amatyuk Sr.

Prairie Band Reservation in Mayetta, Kansas.

Above: Mrs. Rosan Potts (Ke-o-ko-mo-quah). Traditional birch bark wigwam home in background. Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Reservation. Mayetta, Kansas, May 1936

Above: Mrs. William Wapp, Mrs. Josey McKenney (Kit-tas), and Mrs. Rosan Potts (Ke-o-ko-mo-quah) on right, playing dice game on the Prairie Band Indian Reservation. Mayetta, Kansas. May 1936

Above: Traditional Potawatomi women gathered. At center is Rosan Potts (Ke-o-ko-mo-quah), grandmother of Gary Wis-ki-ge-amatyuk Sr. Mayetta, Kansas Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Reservation.

Above photo courtesy of Gary Wis-ki-ge-amatyuk Sr.

Above: Mrs. Rosan Potts/Ke-o-ko-mo-quah (center), Pom Hubbard, and John Wabnum (standing right) trading at the Jones Store in Mayetta, KS.

Above: Sylvester Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Prairie Band Indian Reservation, Mayetta, KS, 1930

Documented and photographed by Jesse Nusbaum, historic anthropologist, archeologist, and important nineteenth and twentieth century photographer of American Indians and the west.

Denver Library Western History and Genealogy Archives

Please click on the above link for more photos of Wab-no-sah/Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk biological family members living upon the Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian reservation documented under "Digital Images/Photos". Type "Potawatomi" in the search box when you are at the site.

Above: Chief Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk (Wish kee gee amtyk/Smoke that Travels/Powerful Wind)

Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Reservation. Mayetta, Kansas, 1921

Also known as Captain John Buckshot, who is the brother of Chief Wahquahboshkuk (Wak-Waboshkok/Roily Water) Sons of Chief Shaumquesteh (Shaum-Num-Teh/Potawatomi Medicine Man), who was a son of Chief Sen noge wone.

Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk (Smoke That Travels/Powerful Wind) was known as a spiritual interpreter to spirits. A voice and ear in between the physical and spiritual realms (A Messanger).

A Potawatomi Holy Man and respected Potawatomi ritual leader.

For additional photo of Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, please visit Wisconsin Historical Society, documented under important Potawatomi men, 1890.

To view a descriptive letter of Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk by United States Indian Agent, L.F. Pearson to Col. Henry J. Aten, written January 19, 1896, please visit the Kansas State Historical Society: Kansas Memory

 

January 19, 1896

 Col.Henry J. Aten

 Dear Sir,

 I have received your concern and also wish to subdue the influence of the indians of the Prairie band who has antagonized our determination of bringing tranquility to the frontier of the Kansas plains.

 In doing so I believe that it is imperative to bring attention on the leading insurgent of the indians who exerts such a strong unfavorable influence upon many members of the tribe from which he belongs and continues his inherent barbarism that is injurious to our government and the prosperity of these people. I have been informed by the indians the identity of the culprit as being a one Wish kee gee amtyk the leading medicine man among the Pottawatomies.

 It was determined by J.A. Scott that the indian above mentioned is called by whites, Captain John Buckshot or simply Captain John. It is also said he is a chief of the Pottawatomies of the Prairie band, but is rumored by those within the tribe with no logic that he is pronounced more a unique holyman of unbelievable capabilities. He is praised like no other indian I have ever witnessed. All Pottawatomies trust and reverence for him is so profound that the uncivilized portion of a considerable number of the tribe continue to believe and follow his ignorant superstitions. This making him a threat to our cause.

 To my knowledge he is the brother of a one Wak waboshkok and they together are the sons of a one Chief Shaumquesteh, an influential chief of the tribe who is said to have been a son of Sen noge wone. It is known Shaumquesteh had grown angry in years past in disputes over land granted. This anger appears to have been inherited by his sons who now cause trouble.

 I was informed Wish kee gee amtyk was entitled land on Mill Creek were he was known to have lived and led one hundred and fifty men women and children of the Prairie band.

 It is of the utmost importance that a one Wish kee gee amtyk who continues his teachings and influence of encouraging the faith and ways of ancient days be paralyzed. As the Prairie band our the heart and spirited of the Pottawatomies, it is he who influences even that of the most influential chiefs and headmen of the indians who respect him to a great extent and there fore question their own decisions. He has been the inception of disobedience towards government, the agency, boarding schools, and has condemned the missionaries for a great many years past preaching his heathen ways.

 His element of traditionals still clings to preserving to ancient barbarism and will not cultivate the soil or place their children in school, despising the principles of civilization.

 We must bring the indians of the Prairie band to the realization of the errors of his ways so that he may not infect the more industrious and intelligent portion of the tribe. He is a obstinate spirit that is determined to continue with resistance and hostility and must be removed or punished.

 I respectfully request to withholding or relinquishing any or all allotments and annuities to the indian above mentioned to produce an effect making he and family the power of example.

 It is said by those that will speak that he maybe camped on Cross Creek but is known to make retreat to his northern brethren for heathen practices of superstition, of rising dead ancestors to help bring power back to their people. These rubish acts create more infection towards our cause of bringing prosperity and civilization for their advancement.

 In seeking his whereabouts I have been informed he carries a high status from years past also as a decorated brave who is possibly marauding with a comparative few that maybe hostile if confronted. He is a wanderer who seeks solitude in the wild conjuring spirits.

 The unintelligent among them continue to speak of him with foolishness as if he was a ghost with the capability of disappearing implying that there maybe difficulties in locating his whereabouts. His conduct for disobedience and malice towards government is tangible and must be ceased.

Very Respectfully -

     

L.F. Pearson

United States Indian agent.

Confidential

Above: Potawatomi Indians gathered together at the Rush Lake Mission near Watervliet, 1906. Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk sits at center holding traditional Potawatomi pipes. Photo taken by T. R. Hamilton

Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress Archives, Washington D.C.

Above: James Wahbnosah, son of Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, sitting in front of his father holding an ice cream cone.

Above: James Wahbnosah, son of Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, in later years on the Prairie Band Reservation, 1963.

Photo taken by James A. Clifton for his book titled "Indians of North America: The Potawatomi". He is a cultural anthropologist and a leading authority on the ethnohistory of the Indians of the Great Lakes - Ohio Valley area. He is Frankenthal Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and previously taught at the Universities of Oregon, Colorado, and Kansas. He earned a Ph.B. at the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. at the University of Oregon.

Above: Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk holding traditional Potawatomi pipes, 1906.

Wisconsin Historical Society,

Above: Left: David Nsa-waw-quet (descendant of old Chief Crutch), Middle: his wife Margaret Nsa-waw-quet, Right: her sister Mary Wabanosay/Wahb-no-sah, or "Morning Walking/Early Riser." This image is part of an exhibit about Native Americans prepared by Paul Vanderbilt, the Wisconsin Historical Society's first curator of photography.

Above: Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Sr. as a young boy in between his uncles on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Reservation, Kansas.

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Northern Traditional Dance

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Potawatomi

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Potawatomi

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. in the Hollywood Christmas Parade in the year 2000 representing Harley Davidson's Indian Motorcycles. Motorcycles were ridden by Hollywood actors.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Kevin Redstar (Crow Native artist), and Kayla

From left to right: Tom Lunah, Vince Whipple (Lakota/Dine), Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk (Potawatomi/Ojibwe), Joey Summers (Blood/Oneida), Rodney Howard (Maricopa), Terry L. Goedel (Yakima/Tulalip)

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. and Sacheen Littlefeather

Gary, Rosie, Michael Horse (Native American actor/artist), and Kayla

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., David McLennon, Kayla, and John McLennon

Above Left: Alfred Panther (Creek), 2008 powwow

Above Middle: Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi)

Above Right: Walter Graywolf (Yaqui)

Graywolf and Alfred Panther curators of the Chumash Indian Museum

Walter and Alfred are long time friends to Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. They are both musicians with the well-known Graywolf Blues Band

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk and daughter Kayla visiting with friend Al Leong (famous actor/stuntman) at the Los Angeles Lunar Festival Feb. 20, 2010. Al Leong is known as Hollywood's number one henchman in major motion pictures such as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, Big Trouble in Little China, the Golden Child, Rapid Fire where he fights Bruce Lee's son Brandon Lee, and many more. He was also the fight coodinator for movies such as the Scorpion King.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk with friend Al Leong (famous actor/stuntman) and his daughter in 1995.

Al Leong (famous actor/stuntman) with his wife and daughter when visiting Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk at his show in 1995.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi), his wife Rosewita, and daughter Kayla with Vincent Schiavelli (famous Hollywood actor) relaxing together after their performance at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center show, 1997.

Gary, Rosewita, and Kayla at Medieval Times for New Year's celebration 2003.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) performing Eagle Dance at Native American convention in Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk performing American Indian Hoop Dance at Native American convention in Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

From left to right: Ben Hale, Glen Ahhaitty, and Phillip Hale, drumming and singing traditionally for the dancers at Native American convention in Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

From left to right: Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi), Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk (Potawatomi), Rodney Howard (Maricopa), and Dennison Brown (San Carlos Apache) at Native American convention in Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

Rodney Howard performing Traditional Dance at Native American convention in Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

Dennison Brown performing Fancy War Dance at Native American convention in Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. holding his daughter Kayla and visiting with his friends and family before his performance at the Wild Bill's Wild West show. Sitting at center background is Esther Lowden (Curly family), a respected Potawatomi elder and family friend. Sitting to her right is Don Castaneda and to her left is Joe Vargas. In the blue sweater to the right is Florence Foster.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) hanging out at the pow-wow with his good friend, Alvin Manitopyes (Chippewa Cree)

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) performing at Wild Bill's Wild West Show.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) performing hoop dance at Knott's Berry Farm Indian Trails' center stage.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) performing at Wild Bill's Wild West Show with live bear.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) performing at Wild Bill's Wild West Show.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. Traditional Potawatomi Eagle Dance

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. Traditional Potawatomi Eagle Dance

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. Traditional Potawatomi Eagle Dance

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. Traditional Potawatomi Eagle Dance

Above: Potawatomi Eagle Dancer, Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi/Ojibwe) painted by National Award Winning Artist Zhou Liang

Gary, Rosie, and Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk with Tanna Vanuatu tribesmen friends (Sam Ioram, Kuei Lop, Keimua Thompson, Namus Charlie and Chief Mangau) on a filming for a documentary called "Meet the Natives". They are traveling the world to spread the word of peace, love, and harmony.

Click here to view a sample of the documentary.

Tanna Vanuatu traditionals. Center: tribal chief

Tanna Vanuatu traditionals welcomed home by tribe.

Tanna Vanuatu traditionals speak to their tribe about their great voyage across the seas.

Tanna Vanuatu traditionals getting settled in at home.

Tanna Vanuatu Tribal Chief smoking a traditional Potawatomi pipe gifted to him by Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. on behalf of their great friendship and spreading the word of love, peace, and harmony thru prayer and kindness to all mankind and all living creatures. They both shared many stories with each other about traditions, culture, and life. Women were not to be present during the smoking of the pipe.

Women and children celebrate the return of their traditional tribal leaders.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. shown above, educating children about Native American history and culture.

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk looks on holding a condor feather as Rodney Howard (Maricopa from Phoenix, AZ) performs the Eagle Dance at the 2009 Sjobeck Jeans Box Eight Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Theater

Click here to see a clip of the Sjobeck Jeans Fashion Show on Youtube

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk at the 2008 Hollywood Santa Parade

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk performing at the House of Blues

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. drumming and singing for his daughter, Kayla, at the Wieghorst Museum in June of 2008

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk performing the Hoop Dance at the Wieghorst Museum in June of 2008

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk performing at the Wieghorst Museum in June of 2008

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk at Knott's Berry Farm's Indian Trails November, 2008

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. on the Navajo Reservation

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) and Peter V. Catches (Zintkala Oyate, 38th Generation Lakota Medicine Man) who has conducted the Spotted Eagle Sundance at his home on the Pine Ridge Reservation for the past 32 years, the longest running sundance in Lakota Country. His father, Pete Catches Sr. (Petaga Yuja Mani, He Who Walks With Hot Coals) was a well respected medicine man who was credited with reviving the Wiwangyang-Wacipi (Sundance) among the Lakota in the early 1960s. During this time it was strictly forbidden by the U.S. government to participate in this traditional American Indian ceremony. In 1964, he was named Sundance Chief by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, the only such distinction in tribal history.

Pete Catches Sr. (Right) and John Fire Lamedeer (Left)

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. in Wild Bills Wild West show with live bear

Wild Bills Wild West show

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk performing at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Native Convention

Calvin Gone, Gros Ventre (Atsina) of Montana, singing for Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Hoop Dancer at Knott's Berry Farm's Native American Indian Trails center stage.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. at Knott's Berry Farm's Native American Indian Trails center stage.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. with daughter, Kayla, hanging out with Isaac Singleton at a cultural festival. Isaac Singleton (actor) is best known for his role as Bo'Sun, Captain Barbossa's enforcer, in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk and Jeanette McCurdy (from Nickelodeon's famous TV show, iCarly) ice skating at the East West Ice Palace

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. at Knott's Berry Farm's Native American Indian Trails center stage.

Ben Hale of the Navajo Nation (Dine) singing for Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr., Hoop Dancer at Knott's Berry Farm's Native American Indian Trails center stage.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) and Floyd Redcrow Westerman (famous Dakota Sioux actor) together at Native American Pow Wow

Kayla, Rosewita, William Shatner, and Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. together in the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Show

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. together with Jane Kaczmarek (famous actress of show "Malcom in the Middle) at the Pasadena Lunar Festival

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr.'s daughter, Kayla, together with Jane Kaczmarek at the Pasadena Lunar Festival

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. together with Bradley Whitford (famous movie and television actor from "The West Wing"), husband of Jane Kaczmarek, at the Pasadena Lunar Festival

 

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. and his daughter, Kayla, together with Adrianne Marie Curry (winner of Tyra Bank's "America's Next Top Model"), at the Prism Awards 2005.

From Left to Right: Christopher Knight (famous actor from "The Brady Bunch" and husband of super model Adrianne Curry), along with Rosewita and Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatuk, together at the Prism Awards 2005.

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk (holding the stuffed animal) together with Mario Van Peebles, famous movie actor and director, and his family together in Malibu

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, with famous director John Singleton at the Prism Awards

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. and his daughter, Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, at the Prism Awards with actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (from the Bill Cosby Show).

From left to right: Bob Castaneda, Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. and Rick Castaneda, in a Potawatomi tribal meeting

At left is Rick Castaneda and to the right is Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr.

To the left is Bob Castaneda. To the right is Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, traditional dancer at the Southen California Indian Center Autry Museum Pow Wow

Autry Museum Pow Wow 2007

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. on Alcatraz Island

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. on Alcatraz Island

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. with Navajo/Din friends on Navajo reservation

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. on Navajo reservation

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (center) at the Wild Bill's Wild West show with world famous Vienna Choir Boys.

Far left bottom: Tucson Big Mountain (Comanche/Mohawk)

Far right: Jerry Happyfisher (Northern Cheyenne)

Gary, Rosewita, and Kayla

Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk with her sister, Eunice

Rosewita and Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. in traditional tail feather dance at a Native Pow Wow

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. in traditional tail feather dance at a Native Pow Wow

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. 1992

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. on horseback

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) to the right and Rodney Howard to the left (Maricopa) performing Spear and Shield Dance at the Wild Bill's Wild West Native American Theatre Show

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. in the 2001 Rose Parade

Gary and Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. at Red Rock, Nevada

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr.

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. (Potawatomi) to the far left, Rodney Howard in the center (Maricopa), and to the right Robert Tree Cody (Dakota Sioux/Maricopa) in the 2001 Rose Parade

Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk and Steven Vargas

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. at Wild Bill's Wild West Native American Indian Theatre show performing a Native Eagle Dance

Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. on front cover of California Tourist Magazine March/April 1999 representing Wild Bill's Wild West Show

Drawing of Gary Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk Jr. by Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Drawing of Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk in a replica of her original jingle dress outfit at age 1 by Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk

Drawing of Kayla Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk at age 1 by Rosewita Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk