Richard C. Adams
Richard Calmit Adams (1864-1921), was a member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians. As a Lenape poet and writer he wrote five books of Delaware stories, history, religion, and traditions. He acted as their legal representative in Washington D.C., in the legal battle with the Cherokee Nation over land rights during the era of the Dawes Commission. He also advocated for the rights of individual Indian land holders against large oil companies seeking blanket leases on Indian lands, and was the founder of the Brotherhood of North American Indians.