Native American culture is very rich, and a sizeable amount of people are able to take part in it by being a certain percentage descended from a tribe. You probably didn't know it, but these famous people are part Native American.
Jolie's mother, Marcia Lynne Bertrand, was of Native American heritage. Bertrand, also an actress, founded the All Tribes Foundation. This humanitarian act was inspired by Bertrand's partner, a Native American poet.
Cudi's Native American history comes from his father. Cudi's father was half Mexican and half Native American. Unfortunately, Cudi's father passed away when Cudi was only 11.
The Native American Music Hall of Fame actually inducted Hendrix as their first member! Through his grandmother, this famous musician was one-quarter Cherokee. While his father was African-American, Jimi's mother had Cherokee and Aztec blood.
Dawson claims her Native American heritage through her biological father. Dawson's father was caucasian with Native American ancestry. Dawson's mother is of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican descent.
Depp lays claim to Native American ancestry through his great-grandmother. Depp's family is from Kentucky, rich in Cherokee and Creek Indian heritage. His great-grandmother was "quite a bit of Native American", according to the actor.
The Cyrus family is quite vocal about their Native American heritage. Miley and her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, claim they are part Cherokee. The Cyrus's have even celebrated their descent through tattoos featuring Native American themes.
This iconic musician was part Native American. Native American blood came to Presley through this mother's side. Presley's great-great-great-grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee Indian.
Biel's family includes Native American lineage. It is Biel's mother, Kim Biel, who passes on the Native American blood. Many have credited Biel's cheekbones to her Native American ancestry.
The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers, all musicians, are said to be of Native American descent. Cherokee blood runs through their father's side of the family. Additionally, the boys have German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian and French-Canadian ancestry.
Diaz comes from a meld of heritages. Her father is Cuban-American. Diaz's mother is a descendant of Native Americans, Italians and Germans.
An acting and martial arts legend, Norris's family has Native American lineage. Norris's father passed on the Cherokee blood. Norris's mother was Irish.
This actress has Native American and Chinese heritage. This blend of blood has offered Tilly an unique and exotic look. Her Native American ancestry was contributed through Tilly's mother.
Locklear's father passed on his Native American blood. The actress's heritage lies in the Lumbee Indians. The Lumbee Indians are still living in North Carolina.
This musician has played a variety of instruments and music genres. Perhaps part of his versatility comes from his mixed heritage. Harper's ancestry includes Cherokee, African-American, Jew, and Russian-Lithuanian Jew.
Lou Diamond Phillips
Though born in the Philippines, this American actor is of mixed heritage. Phillip's father had Cherokee blood as well as Scottish and Irish. His mother's heritage was a mix of Filipino, Hawaiian, Chinese and Spanish.
Cherokee Indians were in the her mother's side of the family. Her mother's great-grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee Indian. This same great-great-grandmother lived through the Trail of Tears as well as the Civil War and remained in the Smoky Mountains.
This famous American writer was born on Indian Territory - now Oklahoma. Rogers was part Cherokee. He was said to have identified with Native Americans from an early age.