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Name  Nathan Chasing

Role  Actor
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse' fierce look while holding a gun

Born  April 28, 1976 (age 47) (1976-04-28) Rosebud, South Dakota, United States
Movies  Dreamkeeper, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Similar People  Michael Spears, Mary McDonnell, Steve Barron, Yves Simoneau
Ethnicity  Native American

Native American - Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse


Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, aka Nathan Chasing Horse and Nathan Chases His Horse (born April 28, 1976) is a Native American actor. Formerly from the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Nation, he has spent most of his adult life in California, and now lives in Las Vegas, NV.

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Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse wearing feather cloth, earrings, and necklace while beside him is a white speckled horse

Chasing His Horse played the part of Smiles A Lot (Lakota: Iȟá s’a) in Kevin Costner's movie Dances with Wolves. He appeared in three TNT telefilms with First Nations actor Eric Schweig: The Broken Chain, Into the West and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse with braided hair

On July 6, 2015, Chasing His Horse was banished from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation as a "safety threat", due to charges of "human trafficking, drug dealing, spiritual abuse and intimidation of tribal members."

Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse looking afar with the three men beside him





Life and career

Chasing Horse portrayed the young Lakota character Smiles A Lot in Kevin Costner's 1990 movie Dances with Wolves. He has appeared in three TNT telefilms with First Nations actor Eric Schweig: The Broken Chain, Into the West and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. He has given speaking engagements and workshops on spirituality, and developed a following in a variety of locations.

He is the father of Oglala Lakota and Hän Hwëch'in model Quannah Chasinghorse. Known for his role as the young Sioux tribe member Smiles a Lot in the Oscar-winning Kevin Costner film, Chasing Horse gained a reputation among tribes across the United States and in Canada as a so-called medicine man who performed healing ceremonies and, police allege, used his position to abuse young Native American girls.

On July 6, 2015, after attempting to hold a Sun Dance ceremony in the area, Chasing Horse was banned from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana as a "safety threat", due to charges of "human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug dealing and intimidation of tribal members".

Chasing Horse was arrested on January 31, 2023 by officers of the North Las Vegas Police Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Officers conducted a SWAT team raid on his house located in North Las Vegas. His arrest is the culmination of a months-long investigation that began after police received a tip in October 2022. According to a 50-page search warrant obtained by AP, Chasing Horse is believed to be the leader of a cult known as The Circle.

According to the search warrant, Las Vegas police have identified at least six alleged victims and uncovered sexual abuse allegations against Chasing Horse dating to the early 2000s in multiple states, including Montana, South Dakota and Nevada, where he has lived for about a decade.

Filmography

Actor
N/A The Red Man's View (pre-production)
Holy Man
2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (TV Movie)
One Bull (as Nathan Chasing Horse)
2005 Into the West (TV Mini Series)
Sleeping Bear
- Casualties of War (2005)
- Hell on Wheels (2005)
- Dreams and Schemes (2005)
2003 DreamKeeper (TV Movie)
Verdel (as Nathan Chasing Horse)
1993 The Broken Chain (TV Movie)
Young Joseph
1990 Dances with Wolves
Smiles A Lot
Producer
2020 Show After Hours (TV Movie) (executive producer)
Self
2004 The Making of 'DreamKeeper' (Video documentary short)
Self

References

Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse Wikipedia