Native American Actors
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Will Sampson - Sampson, a Native American Muscogee (Creek), was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Sampson's most notable roles were as "Chief Bromden" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as "Taylor the Medicine Man" in the horror film Poltergeist II. He had a recurring role on the TV series Vega$, as Harlon Twoleaf and starred in the movies Fish Hawk, The Outlaw Josey Wales (Ten Bears) and Orca.
Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American activist who donned Apache dress presented a speech on behalf of actor Marlon Brando,for his performance in The Godfather,when he boycotted the 45th Academy Awards ceremony on March 27, 1973,in protest of the treatment of Native Americans by the film industry.Her heritage includes Apache,Yaqui,Pueblo,and European ancestry.He decided to make a statement about the Wounded Knee incident and contacted AIM about providing a proxy to accept the Oscar for him.
Native actor Carmine Giovinazzo Born: August 24, 1973 Tribe: Cherokee The list goes on and on Corbin Bernsen Born: September 7, 1954 Tribe: Cherokee Adam Beach Born: November 11, 1972 Tribe: Ojibwa Gil Birmingham Born: July 13, 1966 Tribe: Comanche Gavin Macleod Born: February 28, 1931 Tribe: Ojibwa Graham Greene Born: June 22, 1952 Tribe: Oneida James Earl Jones Born: January 17, 1931 Tribe: Choctaw Cherokee and more