Chief Dan George (1899–1981)


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Actor, author, and musician Chief Dan George was born in present-day North Vancouver as Geswanouth Slahoot (later anglicized as 'Dan Slaholt'), the son of a tribal chief on Burrard Indian Reserve Nº. 3. He is the only Aboriginal actor in Canadian history to date with the right to use the title "Chief", serving as leader of the Squamish First ... See full bio »

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

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

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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 Americathon
Sam Birdwater
 1979 Spirit of the Wind
Moses
 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 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:

Vinyl Record LP: The Ecstasy of Rita Joe by Chief Dan George, Ann Mortifee & Paul Horn. Kerygma Records KRS 1005 (Canada) Re-Released 1973 by United Artists Records UA-LA 126-F and 1980 by Jabula Records JR 34. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dan George | Häuptling Weiße Wolke
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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:

Was a successful poet. Wrote two books of poetry, My Heart Soars (1974) and My Spirit Soars (1982). Also recited his famous work, "Lament for Confederation," at Vancouver, British Columbia's 1967 Canadian Centennial celebrations in Empire Stadium; the speech was a stirring - and unexpected - indictment of colonialism's impact on First Nations people and helped galvanize native political activism ... See more »

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