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    Native Oklahoman, Vietnam veteran, sculptor, musician, author, activist. Each of those describes the legendary actor Wes Studi.

    A film actor who has found success in both Canada and the United States, Graham Greene (born 1952) is a full-blood Oneida. 

    Native American actors have a difficult time breaking through in Hollywood, though some have done so successfully.

    Chief Dan George was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. He was also an author, poet, and an Academy Award-nominated actor.

    Who remembers this wolf’s name?

    Adam Beach is a handsome Canadian Saulteaux actor who was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve with his two brothers.

    Look at those eyes… 

    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.

    Gerald Auger is a National Native Role Model, Entrepreneur and Director/Producer/Writer/Actor.

    Jonathan Brewer has a life story very few people share.

    Michael Spears is an American actor and a member of the Sicangu Lakota (often called “Sioux”) Lower Brule Tribe of South Dakota.

    Floyd Red Crow Westerman was known for years as a renaissance man, for his many talents, dedication and passion.

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

    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. 

    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? P.S. Can you tell who that is in the photo with Gary?

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