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Chief Tahachee (1904–1978)

Chief Tahachee, was born Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert, 4 March 1904 in James Mill, Arkansas, he died of a heart attack 9 June 1978 in San Gabriel, California. He was an American-born, Old Settler Cherokee Indian, who was a stage-performer, silent-and-sound motion picture actor, stuntman, expert horseman, circus and wild west show entertainer, ... See full bio »
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Play: Uncle Tom's Cabin Performed: March 14 through 19, 1927 Location: Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, California Director: Mr. Ralph Freud Role: Kentucky Abolitionist See more »


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From 1950 to 1953, Chief Tahachee was a spokesman for the Rath Packing Company of Waterloo, Iowa and promoted their meat products primarily in the greater Los Angeles area. He became known locally as The Rath Indian. See more »


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