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Jesse Cornplanter (1889–1957)

Jesse Cornplanter was a member of the Seneca Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy). He was born on the Cattaraugus Reservation in upstate New York and was a descendant of Cornplanter, the famous Seneca war chief during the American Revolutionary War. Jesse toured Europe with his father in a theatrical troupe (1904-05)and in 1912 began... See full bio »

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(age 67) in Genesee, New York, USA

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Hiawatha Hiawatha
1913

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Was perhaps the first Native American to play a lead in a feature film, Hiawatha (1913), approximately a year before The Squaw Man (1914) was released.

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