Saturday, May 14, 2016

Native American Biography: Jay Silverheels: Actor, Mohawk

Jay Silverheels is best known as his character, Tonto, who was the Lone Ranger's sidekick for many years on television.  There were 221 episodes from 1949 to 1957.  There were also a couple of movies.  He was also in several other movies, including Broken Arrow as Geronimo with Jimmy Stewart.  He also was involved in race horses.  He helped other actors, and tried to gain better rolls for native Americans.  he was form the Six Nations of Canada, where many of the Iroquois had moved after the Revolutionary War.

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