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John War Eagle
and
Nipo Strongheart



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from L-to-R are Robert 'Bobby' Blake (as Little Beaver), Frank Lackteen, Chief Yowlachie, John War Eagle (1901-1991), and kneeling is Billy Cummings.  Lobby card from OREGON TRAIL SCOUTS (Republic, 1947), one of the Red Ryder adventures starring Allan Lane.

John War Eagle has a large role (and lots of Technicolor closeups) as "Chief Red Cloud" in TOMAHAWK (Universal International, 1951) which starred Van Heflin and Preston Foster.


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on John War Eagle: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0911272/



Above from left to right are Frank Lackteen, Chief Yowlachie and John War Eagle in a crop/blowup from the above lobby card.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above is another lobby card from OREGON TRAIL SCOUTS.  From L-to-R are Roy Barcroft, unidentified player (possibly Pat Michaels), Martha Wentworth, John War Eagle, Chief Yowlachie, and on horseback is Frank Lackteen.



John War Eagle on the left, Chief Yowlachie on right and Frank Lackteen on horseback in a crop/blowup from the above lobby card.


Left is Nipo Strongheart (1891-1966), and on the right is John War Eagle.

Strongheart was a member of the Yakama tribe, and was in Hollywood in the early silent days.  In a career that spanned 40+ years, Strongheart was a technical adviser/director and a respected lecturer/authority on Native American life and culture.


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Nipo Strongheart: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0835072/

(Courtesy of Ken Jones)



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