Rodney A. Grant ~ Native American

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Rodney A Grant
Rodney A Grant

Rodney Arnold Grant (born March 9, 1959) is an American actor. Grant, a Native American, was raised on the Omaha Reservation in Macy, Nebraska. He is probably most well known for his role as “Wind In His Hair” (Lakota: Pȟehíŋ Otȟáte) in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves. He has also appeared in other films such as John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars, Wild Wild West, Geronimo: An American Legend, White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf, Wagons East!, The Substitute, War Party, and Powwow Highway. In television, he played the part of “Chingachgook” in the series Hawkeye that aired in 1994-1995. He has also had guest roles in a television series such as Due South, Two, and the Stargate SG-1 episode “Spirits”. He also portrayed the famous warrior Crazy Horse in the 1991 television movie Son of the Morning Star.

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Grant is a member of the Omaha tribe of Nebraska. He has been very active in youth activities and had served on the Native American Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He has five grown children, three from a previous marriage, and two from previous relationships. He currently resides in southern California.

Selected filmography

  • 1989 Powwow Highway – as Brave on Horse
  • 1990 Dances with Wolves – as Wind in His Hair
  • 1991 Son of the Morning Star – as Crazy Horse
  • 1992 Lakota Moon – as Kills First
  • 1992 Genghis Khan – as Jamuga
  • 1993 Dark Blood – as Indian 3
  • 1993 Geronimo: An American Legend – as Mangas
  • 1999 Wild, Wild West – as Hudson
  • 2000 White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf – as Quentin
  • 2002 Just a Dream – as Cecil Running Bear
  • 2010 Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime – as Jamuga

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