GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Back in 2016, James Parker Shield of the Little Shell Tribe created the National Native American Hall of Fame (NNAHOF) to honor those who have accomplished a lot in their life.
He saw there was a need for the NNAHOF after seeing a hall of fame for almost everything else.
“Native Americans are like everybody else. You go past a couple generations and people start forgetting what was done or what was accomplished ahead of them. Right now, the lifestyle and the rights that Native Americans have is owed in great part to the people who were inducted into the hall of fame,” Parker Shield said.