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Chief Dan George
Birth: Jul. 24, 1899
North Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
Death: Sep. 23, 1981
Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada

Indian Actor, Tribal Chief, author, humanitarian. A native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Chief Dan George was Chief of the Squamish Band of the Salish Indian Tribe of Burrard Inlet, British Columbia, and a highly respected actor of both American actors and Canadian actors. Born 'Geswanouth Slahhot,' George had also worked as a logger, longshoreman, construction worker, and a school bus driver. In 1960, George began his acting career when he auditioned for the part of 'Old Antoine' for the television series, "Cariboo County," and won it. George played the role from 1960 to 1967. George then began a long and successful career on both stage, on television, and in films. Among his other projects were the films, "Smith" (1969), "A Bon Pied, Bon Oeil" (1972), "The Special London Bridge Special" (1972), "Cancel My Reservation" (1972), "A Different Drum" (1974), "Chief Dan George Speaks" (1974), "Alien Thunder" (1974), "Harry And Tonto" (1974), "The Bears And I" (1974), "Cold Journey" (1975), "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976), "Shadow Of The Hawk" (1976), "Americathon" (1979), "Spirit Of The Wind", "Nothing Personal" (1980), and his television appearances, "The Incredible Hulk", "Matt And Jenny", "McCloud", "V.I.P.-Schaukel", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", Cade's County", "Bonanza", "The High Chaparral", "The Beachcombers", and "Centennial." In 1970, George received the nomination of Best Supporting Actor for his role as 'Old Lodge Skins' in the film, "Little Big Man." George also became a stage actor appearing in the play, "The Ectasy Of Rita Joe" in 1967, and also a successful poet writing the books, "My Heart Soars" (1974), and My Spirit Soars" (1982). George also recited his famous work, "Lament For Confederation" at the Canadian Centennial Celebrations in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1967, and he also became an influential speaker on the rights of the native peoples of North America. On September 23, 1981, Chief Dan George died in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the age of 82, and was buried at his native birthplace. George was succeeded as Chief by his son. (bio by: K) 
 
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Burrard Cemetery
North Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
 
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Record added: Jan 03, 2005
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