A Sioux chief

Chief

A Sioux chief

"Chief of the Clan MacDonell." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chief

"Chief of the Clan MacDonell." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

An illustration of a tribe Chief with a wounded man on the ground.

Chief & Men

An illustration of a tribe Chief with a wounded man on the ground.

An illustration of a Native American chief with a priest.

Chief & Priest

An illustration of a Native American chief with a priest.

"Or, a chief gules, indented. INDENTED. A serrated figure, much smaller than the dancette." -Hall, 1862

Chief Indented

"Or, a chief gules, indented. INDENTED. A serrated figure, much smaller than the dancette." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, on a chief, gules, two mullets, sable. The chief is an ordinary terminated by an horizontal line, which, if it is of any other form but straight, its form must be expressed; it is placed in the upper part of the escutcheon, and occupies one third of the field." -Hall, 1862

Chief Ordinary

"Argent, on a chief, gules, two mullets, sable. The chief is an ordinary terminated by an horizontal…

"Or, a chief, purpure, in the lower part a fillet, azure. The chief has a diminutive called a fillet; it must never be more than one fourth the breadth of the chief." -Hall, 1862

Fillet and Chief

"Or, a chief, purpure, in the lower part a fillet, azure. The chief has a diminutive called a fillet;…

"Argent, a fusil, purpure. The fusil is narrower than the lozenge, the angles at the chief and base being more acute, and the others more obtuse." -Hall, 1862

Fusil Ordinary

"Argent, a fusil, purpure. The fusil is narrower than the lozenge, the angles at the chief and base…

"The gyron is a triangular figure formed by drawing a line from the dexter angle of the chief of the shield to the fess point, and an horizontal line from that point to the dexter side of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Gyron Ordinary

"The gyron is a triangular figure formed by drawing a line from the dexter angle of the chief of the…

"Gyrony of eight pieces, argent and gules. The field is said to be gyrony when it is covered with gyrons." -Hall, 1862

Gyrony Ordinary

"Gyrony of eight pieces, argent and gules. The field is said to be gyrony when it is covered with gyrons."…

Chief Joseph (March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904) was the chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians during the attempt to forcibly remove his band and the other "non-treaty" Indians to a reservation in Idaho.

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph (March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904) was the chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa)…

"Argent, three mullets gules, accompanied with seven cross crosslets fitchy sable—three in chief, one in fess, two in flanks, one in base. FLANK. That part of an escutcheon between the chief and the base." -Hall, 1862

Mullets and Cross Crosslets

"Argent, three mullets gules, accompanied with seven cross crosslets fitchy sable—three in chief,…

Native American riding horse from an illustration by Frederick Remington.

Native American

Native American riding horse from an illustration by Frederick Remington.

Chief Osceola of the Florida Seminole Indians stands proudly at his tribe's village.

Osceola, Chief of the Seminoles

Chief Osceola of the Florida Seminole Indians stands proudly at his tribe's village.

"Azure, on a pall argent, four crosses fitchy sable, in chief a cross pattee of the second. PALL. A scarf in the shape of the letter Y, forming part of the vesture of a Roman Catholic prelate. It is introduced as the principal bearing of the archbishops of Canterbury, Armagh, and Dublin." -Hall, 1862

Pall

"Azure, on a pall argent, four crosses fitchy sable, in chief a cross pattee of the second. PALL. A…

"Argent, a pile, azure. The pile is formed like a wedge, and may be borne wavy, engrailed, &c.; it issues generally from the chief, and extends towards the base, but it may be borne in bend or issue from the base." -Hall, 1862

Pile Ordinary

"Argent, a pile, azure. The pile is formed like a wedge, and may be borne wavy, engrailed, &c.; it issues…

Red Jacket (known as Otetiani in his youth and Sagoyewatha after 1780) (c. 1750–January 20, 1830) was a Native American Seneca orator and chief of the Wolf clan.

Red Jacket

Red Jacket (known as Otetiani in his youth and Sagoyewatha after 1780) (c. 1750–January 20, 1830)…

John Ross (October 3, 1790 - August 1, 1866), also known as Kooweskoowe - a mythological or rare migratory bird, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Native American Nation.

John Ross

John Ross (October 3, 1790 - August 1, 1866), also known as Kooweskoowe - a mythological or rare migratory…

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in chief or base. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Two Roundlets

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in chief or base. When there are many figures…

"Argent, a pile, azure, issuing from the chief between two others, transposed. TRANSPOSED. Charges or bearings placed contrary to their usual situation." -Hall, 1862

Transposed

"Argent, a pile, azure, issuing from the chief between two others, transposed. TRANSPOSED. Charges or…