Graham Greene

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Actor

Birth Date: June 22, 1952

Age: 72 years old

Birth Place: Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada

Native American actor who gained fame as Kicking Bird, friend and mentor to Kevin Costner, in "Dances with Wolves" (1990). A full-blooded Oneida, Greene was born on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Prior to his "Dances with Wolves" success, he appeared with Al Pacino in the Revolutionary War misfire, "Revolution" (1985); co-starred with Robby Benson in "Running Brave" (1983); and played a Vietnam vet in the comedy adventure, "Powwow Highway" (1988).

After "Dancing" Greene began making frequent appearances on TV, generally playing quietly dignified characters on shows like "L.A. Law," "Northern Exposure" and "Murder, She Wrote." He also proved effective in less traditional fare such as "Where the Spirit Lives" (1990) for PBS' "American Playhouse" and the HBO film "The Last of His Tribe" (1992), in which he played the last survivor of the Yahi nation. He turned in a superb, laconic performance as a reservation cop who teaches rookie F.B.I. man Val Kilmer a thing or two in Michael Apted's sober environmental thriller, "Thunderheart" (1992). Greene also remained active in the Toronto theater community, where he has appeared in over a dozen productions.

The actor continued to rack up an impressive roster of film and TV credits--typically playing unconventional Native American characters or cops, most notably in such films as Richard Donner's freewheeling feature version of the TV classic Western "Maverick" (1994) opposite Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster; director Rob Reiner's comedic misfire "North" (1994), Bruce Willis' action sequel "Die Hard With a Vengeance" (1995); the well-regarded family film "The Education of Little Tree" (1997); "Grey Owl" (1999) the story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper (Pierce Brosnan) turned conservationist who claimed to be a Native American; director Frank Darabount's adaptation of author Stephen King's supernatural prison drama "The Green Mile" (1999); and Disney's dopey sled dog comedy "Snow Dogs" (2002).

On television, Greene had a recurring role on the series "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000-2001), was a regular on the CBS's short-lived supernatural series "Wolf Lake" (2001), and was featured in the miniseries "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion" (2003) and as Conquering Bear the Steven Spielberg-produced epic "Into the West" (TNT, 2005). Back on the big screen, Greene had a memorably warm, romantic turn as Calvin Manygoats, a truck driver who becomes smitten with a woman who, unbeknownst to him, is a preoperative transsexual traveling cross country with the troubled teen hustler she fathered in her early life as a man in "Transamerica" (2005). Stars in "A Dark Foe" (2021) with Oscar Cardenas, Kenzie Dalton and Selma Blair.

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EchoStream

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Skully
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2024
70%

The Last of UsStream

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Marlon
Series
2023
96%

V for VengeanceStream

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Bullseye
Movie
2022

Defining Moments

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Dr. Kelly
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2021

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Maximus
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2021
99%

AntlersStream

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Warren Stokes
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2021
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The Wolf and the LionStream

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Joe
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2021
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Defining Moments

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Dr. Kelly
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2021

Blue RidgeStream

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Cliff McGrath
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2020

Tar

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Homeless Man/Carl
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2020

The Weekend Fix

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Bert
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2020

A Dark Foe

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The Cradle
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2020

The Water Walker

Self
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2020

Astronaut

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Len
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2019

Shadow Wolves

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2019

Equator: A New World View

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2018

Theatre Beyond Walls With Paul Thompson

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2018

National Memorial Day Concert

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2018

As You Like It

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Corin
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2018

We Are Boats

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Cliff
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2018

Through Black Spruce

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Leo
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2018

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Male Papa
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2017

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Ben
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2017
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Judge Foxman
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2017
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Littlecrow
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2016
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Littlecrow
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2016
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Out of the Darkness

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2016

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2016

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2015

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2015

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Humpstone John
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2014
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Family Tree

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Chief Running Bull
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2013

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Rafe McCawley
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2013
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Chasing Shakespeare

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2013

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2013

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2013

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2013

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2013

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Malachi Strand
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2012
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Drama on 4

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2012

Running Mates

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Dilton Harper
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2011

The Man on the Train

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Sado
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2011

Valley of the Sun

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Turquoise Jack
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2011

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

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2010

The Legend Of The Secret Pass

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Granpa
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2010

The Wild Girl

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Joseph
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2010

Gunless

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N'Kwala
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2010

The Legend of Secret Pass

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Granpa
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2010

The Twilight Saga: New MoonStream

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Harry Clearwater
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2009
29%

Luna: Spirit of the Whale

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Bill Louis
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2007

Breakfast With Scot

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Hockey coach
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2007

All Hat

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2007

Just Buried

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Henry Sanipass
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2007

When I Find the Ocean

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Copeland
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2006

A Lobster Tale

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Sheriff
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2006

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2005

NUMB3RSStream

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2005

TransamericaStream

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Calvin
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2005
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Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story

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Lloyd Blackburn
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2005

Buffalo Dreams

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John Blackhorse
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2005

A Thief of Time

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Slick Nakai
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2004

A Beachcombers' Christmas

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Colin Reid
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2004

Phil the Alien

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Wolf
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2004

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

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2003

Mister Sterling

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Sen. Jackson
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2003

Big Spender

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Jake Cotter
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2003

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2003

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2002

Snow DogsStream

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Peter Yellowbear
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2002
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Mogie Yellow Lodge
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2002

The New Beachcombers

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2002

Wolf Lake

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2001

Lost and Delirious

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Joe Menzies
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2001

Christmas in the Clouds

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Earl
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2001

Trial by Fire

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Walter Pearce
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2000

Safe Harbor

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1999

Grey Owl

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Jim Bernard
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1999

Shadow Lake

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1999

The Green MileStream

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Arlen Bitterbuck
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1999
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Bad Money

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George Baines
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1999

Touched

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Albert
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1999

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Burly
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1999

Captive

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1998

Stranger in Town

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Eddie Lester
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1998

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Detective
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1998

Heart of the Sun

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Ol'Billy
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1998

Exhibit A: The Secrets of Forensic Science

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1997

Dead Man's Gun

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Grey Eagle
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1997

The Hired Heart

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Keith
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1997

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1997

The Education of Little Tree

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Willow John
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1997

Herida

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1997

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal

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1996

Poltergeist: The LegacyStream

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1996

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1996

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Nicholas Tollander
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1996

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1996

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Detective Mike Salvatori
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1996

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Chief Weapons Officer
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1995

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

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1995

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Joe Lambert
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1995
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Maverick

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Joseph
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1994

North

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Alaskan Dad
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1994

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1994

Savage Land

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Skyano
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1994

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Hunt Weller
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1994

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Vern
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1993

Cooperstown

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1993

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Calhoun
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1993

Medicine River

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Will
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1993

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Peace Maker
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1993

Huck and the King of Hearts

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Jim
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1993

The Last of His Tribe

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Ishi
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1992

Thunderheart

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Walter Crow Horse
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1992

Rain Without Thunder

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Author on History
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1992

Terre rouge

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1991

Clearcut

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1991

Perdus dans la toundra

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1990

Perdidos en el Hielo

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1990

Lost in the Barrens

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1990

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Kicking Bird
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1990
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1984

Running Brave

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1983

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