Adam Beach, Handsome Canadian Saulteaux actor he was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. (...)
Photo: Quote from the book "Where White Men Fear to Tread", by Russell Means, alluding to a 71-day armed uprising, in 1973, at Wounded Knee. Russell was an Oglala Sioux, and the first National Director of AIM, (American Indian Movement). He was also an actor, and starred in the movie "The Last Mohican". He preferred to be known as an American Indian and not an Native American.
As a child, Susan La Flesche (born June 17, 1865) had watched a sick Indian woman die because the local white doctor would not give her care. She later credited this tragedy as her inspiration to train as a physician, so she could provide care for the people she lived with on the Omaha Reservation.
✿ Will Sampson (1933-1987) was an American film and television actor and artist. He was a Native American Muscogee. Sampson was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. After he was pardoned, after serving ten years, his release came without apology or compensation.
Wesley Studie, famous indian actor, b. in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma; son of Maggie, a housekeeper, & Andy Studie, a ranch hand. Studi was schooled at Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Northern Oklahoma. Until grade school, spoke only Cherokee. In 1967, drafted into Army, served 18 months in Vietnam. After discharge, studied at Tulsa Junior College. http://theomnireport.blogspot.com/2011/05/wes-studi-tribute.html
Will Sampson ~ A Native American actor of the Creek Nation, Sampson's "big break" came from his memorable role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opposite Jack Nicholson. He was also starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the western The Outlaw Josey Wales.
Rodney A. Grant Native American actor, born the 9th of March, 1959 in Nebraska, USA. After his biological parents abandoned him, his grandparents raised him from 6 months of age, up until 1982. Rodney has three daughters, two of which reside with their mother. He is now married to Lee-Anne, and they have a son...