Who remembers Iron Eyes Cody …. Did you know he was Italian ….
Cody was born as Espera Oscar de Corti on April 3, 1904, in Kaplan in Vermilion Parish, in southwestern Louisiana, a second son of Antonio de Corti and his wife, Francesca Salpietra, immigrants from Sicily.
He underwent terrible prejudice as a child of Sicilian immigrants even though there are many people of Italian and Sicilian descent living there to this day. He was accepted into.a Native tribe married a Native woman and was a part of the Native world all of his life. That ‘s where he found the most acceptance.