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Chief Thundercloud (1899–1955)

Victor Daniels was given the title of "Chief" in an honorary capacity and identified himself as Cherokee although his background is vague. His application for a social security number lists his birth date as April 12, 1899, and his birthplace as Arizona. Thundercloud was the eldest of nine children born to Jesus Daniels and Tomaca Daniels (as ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Prairie Eagle Feather
Ride, Ranger, Ride Little Wolf
Fighting Pioneers Eagle Feathers


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 1956 The Searchers
Comanche Chief (uncredited)
 1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
- Fight for Geronimo (1955) ... Geronimo (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1954 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Spotted Wolf
- Blood Brothers (1954) ... Spotted Wolf
 1954 My Little Margie (TV Series)
- Big Chief Vern (1954)
 1954 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Felipe's Father
- The Saint's Portrait (1954) ... Felipe's Father
 1952 The Half-Breed
Apache (uncredited)
 1951 Santa Fe
Chief Longfeather
 1950 Last of the Buccaneers
Indian Leader on Galveston Island (uncredited)
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Chief Tehome
- The Poisoned Waterhole (1950) ... Chief Tehome
 1950 Indian Territory
Indian (uncredited)
 1950 I Killed Geronimo
Geronimo (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1950 The Iroquois Trail
Ottawa Chief (uncredited)
 1950 Colt .45
Walking Bear
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk
Crooked Knife (uncredited)
 1950 Ambush
 1950 Davy Crockett, Indian Scout
Sleeping Fox
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
Running Deer
 1949 Mrs. Mike
Indian (uncredited)
 1949 Call of the Forest
 1948 Blazing Across the Pecos
Chief Bear Claw (uncredited)
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
Indian (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1947 The Prairie
Eagle Feather
 1947 Unconquered
Chief Killbuck (uncredited)
 1946 Renegade Girl
Chief White Cloud (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1946 Badman's Territory
Chief Tahlequah
 1946 Romance of the West
Chief Eagle Feather
 1946 The Phantom Rider
Chief Yellow Wolf
 1945 Nob Hill
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1944 Black Arrow
Tribal Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City
Chief Tahona (uncredited)
 1944 Sonora Stagecoach
Chief Thunder Cloud
 1944 Outlaw Trail
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Crazy Horse (uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Indian Seabee (uncredited)
 1943 The Law Rides Again
 1943 Daredevils of the West
Indian Chief [Ch. 8, 9]
 1943 Inca Gold (Short)
Atahualpa (uncredited)
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
Chief Tall Tree (ch. 9) (uncredited)
 1942 Overland Mail
Chief Many Moons [Ch. 13] (as Thunder Cloud)
 1942 King of the Stallions
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Thundercloud (uncredited)
 1942 My Gal Sal
Murphy (uncredited)
 1942 Shut My Big Mouth
Indian Interpreter (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1941 Silver Stallion
Freshwater (as Chief 'Tonto' Thundercloud)
 1941 Pirates on Horseback
Flying Cloud (uncredited)
 1941 Western Union
Indian Leader
 1940 Hudson's Bay
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Wandering Spirit
 1940 Wyoming
Lightfoot (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1940 Typhoon
 1940 Young Buffalo Bill
 1940 Murder on the Yukon
Manti - Henchman
 1939 Geronimo
 1939 Fighting Mad
Indian (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Indian Guide (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Cherokee Indian (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Indian (uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Tonto (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone
Chief Little Dog (uncredited)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers
Thunder Cloud (as Thunder Cloud)
 1938 The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Chief Gray Eagle [Chs. 3, 14] (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1938 The Lone Ranger
Tonto (as Chief Thunder-Cloud)
 1937 Renfrew of the Royal Mounted
Indian Henchman
 1937 Wild West Days
Indian (uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Whistling Skull
High Priest (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1936 The Bold Caballero
Zorro's Aide (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Indian #5 with Painted Horse (uncredited)
 1936 Ride, Ranger, Ride
Little Wolf
 1936 Ramona
Pablo (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1936 For the Service
Indian Brave (uncredited)
 1936 Silly Billies
Indian (uncredited)
 1936/I Custer's Last Stand
Young Wolf
 1935 The Singing Vagabond
Young Deer (uncredited)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1935 Saddle Aces
Canejo Rider Jose (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1935 Fighting Pioneers
Eagle Feathers (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1935 Gun Smoke
Sheep Herder (uncredited)
 1935 Rustler's Paradise
Henchman (as Thunder Cloud)
 1935 Wagon Trail
Henchman (as Thunder Cloud)
 1935 Cyclone of the Saddle
Thundercloud (Yellow Wolf in credits) (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 1935 Rustlers of Red Dog
Chief Grey Wolf (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
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Radio actor, singer, and rodeo performer.

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Alternate Names:

Chief Thunder Cloud | Thunder Cloud | Thundercloud Marques | Chief Thunder-Cloud | Chief 'Tonto' Thundercloud


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Married his first wife Mildred Turner (from Missouri) on 5/26/25 in Los Angeles County (book 597, page 224). His marriage certificate listed his name as Victor Vasquez. At that time, he said his father's name was Sava Vasquez and his mother's was Telmas Daniels. He listed his birthplace as Oklahoma. However, on his Social Security Application in 1937 he said he was born in Arizona and his father ... See more »


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