Published on July 15, 2013 by Amy
Robert “Tree” Cody (b. Los Angeles, California) is an American performer of the Native American flute. He is also known as an actor, dancer, and educator, and has toured throughout the Americas, Europe, and East Asia.
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Robert “Tree” Cody is the adopted son of the late Iron Eyes Cody, who adopted Robert and his brother when they were both very young. He is of Dakota and Maricopa heritage and is an enrolled member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. His traditional name is Oou Kas Mah Qwet, meaning “Thunder Bear.”
He lives on the Navajo Reservation with his wife Cynthia. His nickname, “Tree,” comes from the fact that he stands 6 feet 10 inches tall.