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Chief Many Treaties
(1874 - 1948)

Above is William Malcolm Hazlett (1874 - 1948), AKA Bill Hazlet, Hazelet, Hazelett, and Chief Many Treaties. This is a crop/blowup from the lobby card from the Trail Blazers' THE LAW RIDES AGAIN (Monogram, 1943) which is shown at the bottom of this webpage. Hazlett played 'Chief Barking Fox'.

He was a member of the Blackfoot tribe and an 1895 graduate of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (Olympic champion Jim Thorpe also attended Carlisle).

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Bill Hazlett/Chief Many Treaties:

Carlisle Indian School student record on Hazlett:

California Death Index has a record for William Malcolm Hazlett, born April 11, 1874 in Montana, and passed away February 29, 1948 in the Los Angeles area:

March 3, 1948 Los Angeles Times newspaper had a death and funeral notice for 73 year old William Malcolm Hazlett. He passed away at his home and survivors were wife Mae, two daughters, and two sons:

Find A Grave notes that William Malcolm Hazlett is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California:

(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Lobby card from OKLAHOMA JIM (Monogram, 1931). From left to right are Earl Dwire (Sergeant stripes), Franklyn Farnum, Bill Cody, William Desmond, Iron Eyes Cody (white headdress with the orange/red tipped feathers), Chief White Eagle (blue jacket), Andy Shuford, John Elliott (green jacket) and Bill Hazlett / Chief Many Treaties with the headdress with feathers marked in blue. Crop/blowups below with closer view of the faces.

Earl Dwire, Franklyn Farnum, Bill Cody and William Desmond.

Iron Eyes Cody, Chief White Eagle, Andy Shuford, John Elliott and Bill Hazlett / Chief Many Treaties.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above center are George O'Brien and Janet Chandler with Chief John Big Tree on the left and Bill Hazlet / Chief Many Treaties on the right in a scene from THE GOLDEN WEST (Fox, 1932). Below is a crop of Bill Hazlet / Chief Many Treaties from that photo.

(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above from L-to-R are Hazlett, Bob Baker and Forrest Taylor in a scene from OUTLAW EXPRESS (Universal, 1938).

(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above are singin' cowboy Bob Baker and Bill Hazlet / Chief Many Treaties in Baker's GUILTY TRAILS (Universal, 1938).

(From Old Corral collection)

THE LAW RIDES AGAIN (Monogram, 1943) was the second of Monogram's Trail Blazers series, and starred Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson.  Kenneth Harlan portrayed a crooked Indian Agent who is keeping promised cattle shipments from the Indians.  And he's assisted by B-movie vet Jack La Rue (as an escaped convict) and other Harlan henchies were Hank Bell, John Merton and Chief Thunder Cloud.  In the above lobby card and crop/blowup, Artie Ortego is top center wearing the full headdress and has his bow and arrow at rest.  Chief Many Treaties (Bill Hazlett) as 'Chief Barking Fox' is wearing the full headdress and is on the right. That may be Augie Gomez, aiming the rifle, at the bottom center of this lobby card. The other players are unidentified.

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