Chief Dan George -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.
Chief Dan George, 7/24/1899 - 8/23/1981, was a chief of the Tsleil-Waufuth Nation located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver B.C. Canada. He was also an author, poet and an Academy Award nominated actor. In 1960 at the age of 60 he landed his first acting job. At 71, he won several awards for his role in "Little Big Man" and them acted in many other films like "The Outlaw Josey Wales".
"Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens, our courage fails, we can no longer look out confidently at the world. We turn inward and begin to feed upon our own personalities, and little by little we destroy ourselves. With it we are creative, we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others." - Chief Dan George…
Chief Dan George - “In the long hundred years since the white man came, I have seen my freedom disappear like the salmon going mysteriously out to sea,” he said. “The white man’s strange customs, which I did not understand, pressed down upon me until I could no longer breathe. “When I fought to protect my land and my home, I was called a savage. When I neither understood nor welcomed this way of life, I was called lazy. When I tried to rule my people, I was stripped of my authority."
Chief Dan George, OC (July 24, 1899–September 23, 1981) was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was also an author, poet, and an Academy Award-nominated actor. ~~ ok, not American :)