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Dennis Banks (I) (1937–2017)

Dennis Banks was born on April 12, 1937 in Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on The Last of the Mohicans (1992), War Party (1988) and Desert Haiku (2014). He died on October 29, 2017 in Rochester, Minnesota. See full bio »

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Known For

The Last of the Mohicans
War Party
War Party Ben Crowkiller / Dead Crow Chief
Desert Haiku
Desert Haiku Miscellaneous Crew
Thunderheart Himself


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 2008 Older Than America
Pete Goodfeather
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans
 1988 War Party
Ben Crowkiller / Dead Crow Chief
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 2014 Desert Haiku (Short) (production assistant)
 2008 Older Than America (cultural advisor)
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  Swept Away (Documentary) (filming)
 2017 The Longest Walk (Documentary short)
 2012 Democracy Now! (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 October 2012 (2012) ... Himself
 2011 California Indian
 2011 Nowa Cumig: The Drum Will Never Stop (Documentary)
Himself (Documentary)
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary)
 2010 A Good Day to Die (Documentary)
 2009 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
 1998 Stein Weißer Mann (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Incident at Oglala (Documentary)
Himself - Co-Founder American Indian Movement
 1992 Thunderheart
 1980 All Four Winds (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Crow Dog (Documentary)
 1976 Plein Cadre (TV Series documentary)
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Book: "Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement" Norman: University of Oklahoma Press ISBN-13: 978-0806136912, with Richard Erdoes.

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He is an Anishinabe Indian Co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) See more »

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