November is Native American Month and today is Native American Day. This is particularly significant to me as I am part Cherokee. I then thought I would ask everyone who their favorite Native American/North American Indigenous DC Comics characters are.
Here are mine:
Ohiyesa, called by white people “Pow Wow Smith,” is the first Native American DC Comics character I ever encountered and the first Native American character besides Marvel’s Red Wolf I ever saw in comic books. I always thought he was way cool. At a time when Natives were still being portrayed as primitives. Ohiyesha was a master detective and a skilled combatant. I would gladly read a new series devoted to him (although I would suggest they would call him “Ohiyesa” rather than Pow Wow).
I’ve always been fascinated by the Aztecs, so naturally Aztek would appeal to me. They really don’t get much cooler than Aztek.
Wenonah Littlebird, better known as Owlwoman, is Cherokee like I am. What is more, she is based to a degree on Cherokee culture. Screech owls were counted as omens of things to come. Cherokee scouts used owl calls to communicate with each other. Owls also play a large role in several Cherokee myths.