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    Jay Silverheels (May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor. He was well known for his role as Tonto in The Long Ranger. http://bit.ly/GJbrRj

    Gerald Auger is a National Native Role Model, Entrepreneur and Director/Producer/Writer/Actor. http://bit.ly/LsR9AR

    Jonathan Brewer has a life story very few people share. http://bit.ly/1lODT7c

    Michael Spears is an American actor and a member of the Sicangu Lakota (often called “Sioux”) Lower Brule Tribe of South Dakota. http://bit.ly/1ms34fF

    Floyd Red Crow Westerman was known for years as a renaissance man, for his many talents, dedication and passion. http://bit.ly/Mu0dmy

    Jimmy Herman (Oct 25, 1940 – Sep 13, 2013) was a First Nations actor who appeared in several films, including Dances with Wolves among others. http://bit.ly/QQfeBk

    Gil Birmingham (born July 13, 1953) is an American actor of Comanche ancestry, known for his portrayal of Billy Black in the The Twilight Saga film series. http://bit.ly/RM7sHA 

    Did you know among his numerous awards, Gary Farmer was selected in 2001 for the Taos Mountain Award recognizing lifetime achievements of an outstanding Native film professional? http://bit.ly/wZ7GLV P.S. Can you tell who that is in the photo with Gary?

    Chaske Spencer is a Native American actor, member of the Fort Peck Tribe. http://bit.ly/LI5Xiv

    Alan Tafoya (born June 12, 1963) is an American actor and musician of the Jicarilla Apache nation. http://bit.ly/18QR9Y9 

    Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse (born April 28, 1976) is a Native American actor of the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Nation. http://bit.ly/17MUwi9 

    Will Sampson (September 27, 1933 – June 3, 1987), born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was a Native American Muscogee (Creek) actor and artist. http://bit.ly/W070uy

    Tatanka Means is an accomplished actor from the Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation, Omaha and Navajo Nation.http://bit.ly/18jMKN2 

    Cody Jones.

    "My heritage is American Indian. Cherokee. I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can. It’s an amazing heritage, and amazing culture, what they had going." —Johnny Depp, 1988. Read more http://bit.ly/T0zTBD

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