Chief Dan George (1899–1981)


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Chief Dan George was born with the names Geswanouth Slahoot (which was anglicised as 'Dan Slaholt') to a tribal chief on Burrard Indian Reserve Nº. 3 in North Vancouver. His last name was changed to 'George' when he entered a mission boarding school at the age of 5, where the use of his native language was discouraged, if not forbidden. After ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Little Big Man Old Lodge Skins
(1970)
(1976)
Harry and Tonto Sam Two Feathers
(1974)
Americathon Sam Birdwater
(1979)

Filmography

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 1972-1981 The Beachcombers (TV Series)
Chief Moses Charlie
- Dowser (1981) ... Chief Moses Charlie
- The Tray Tree (1981) ... Chief Moses Charlie
- Voice of the People (1981) ... Chief Moses Charlie
- The Singing Death Man (1979) ... Chief Moses Charlie
- The Talking Stick (1978) ... Chief Moses Charlie
 1980 Nothing Personal
Oscar
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Dquaga
- Skiba, the Bear (1980) ... Dquaga
 1979 Spirit of the Wind
Moses
 1979 Americathon
Sam Birdwater
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Lone Wolf
- Kindred Spirits (1979) ... Lone Wolf
 1978 Pump It Up
 1978 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Old Sioux
- The Yellow Apron (1978) ... Old Sioux
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
Eddie
- Class Underachiever (1978) ... Eddie
 1976 Shadow of the Hawk
Old Man Hawk
 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales
Lone Watie
 1975 McCloud (TV Series)
Chief Stillwater
- Showdown at Times Square (1975) ... Chief Stillwater
 1975 Ourstory (TV Series)
Cononicus
- The Peach Gang (1975) ... Cononicus
 1975 Cold Journey
Special Guest
 1974 A Different Drum (Short)
Grandfather
 1974 Harry and Tonto
Sam Two Feathers
 1974 The Bears and I
Chief Peter A-Tas-Ka-Nay
 1974 Alien Thunder
Sounding Sky
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Ancient Warrior
- The Ancient Warrior (1973) ... Ancient Warrior
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Charlie
- Heartbeat for Yesterday (1972) ... Charlie
 1972 Cancel My Reservation
Old Bear
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie)
The Big Chief
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Taxkahe
- The Witness (1972) ... Taxkahe
 1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Red Cloud
- Warbonnet (1971) ... Red Cloud
 1971 The Manipulators (TV Series)
- Pokey (1971)
 1970 Little Big Man
Old Lodge Skins
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Chief Morales
- Apache Trust (1969) ... Chief Morales
 1969 Smith!
Ol' Antoine
 1966 Festival (TV Series)
Ol' Antoine
- How to Break a Quarter Horse (1966) ... Ol' Antoine
 1964 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Eagle
- Cougar Hunter (1964) ... Eagle
 1960 Cariboo Country (TV Series)
Ol' Antoine
- Under the Blanket (1960) ... Ol' Antoine
- Strong Medicine (1960) ... Ol' Antoine
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Other Works:

(05/1973) Stage Play: "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe" from George Ryga - Actor as Rita Joe's Father. Also with Francis Hyland as Rita Joe. Directed by George Bloomfield. Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, Canada See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[at a celebration of Canada's 100th anniversary, July 1, 1967] In the long hundred years since the white man came, I have seen my freedom disappear like the salmon going mysteriously out to sea. The white man's strange customs which I could not understand pressed down on me until I could no longer breathe. When I fought to protect my land and my home, I was called a savage. When I neither ... See more »

Trivia:

He is commemorated on one of a set of postage stamps (issued in 2008) honoring prominent Canadians in Hollywood. The other stamps feature Marie Dressler, Norma Shearer, and Raymond Burr. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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