Jay Silverheels (Canadian Mohawk), born Harold Smith on the Six Nations Indian Reserve. He took his screen name from a nickname he had gotten as a lacrosse player. His most famous role was playing Tonto on television and in movies.
Journalist and nurse Ruth Carol Taylor became the first African American airline flight attendant in the United States when she joined Mohawk Airlines in 1958. While she is most commonly known for her achievement in the airline industry, she spent much of her career as an activist for minority and women’s rights. Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 27, 1931