Chief John Big Tree

Chief John Big Tree
Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877 in Buffalo, New York, as Isaac Johnny John. He was an actor, known for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) and Devil's Doorway (1950). He died on July 6, 1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York. One of three men who posed for artist James Fraser for the profile which became the famous "Indian head nickel" or "buffalo nickel" minted 1913-1938. The other two were Chief Two Moons (of the Cheyenne) and Chief Iron Tail (of the Lakota Sioux). The image was reused for a special commemorative $50 gold piece in 2006--the USA's first 24k (pure gold) coin. Big Tree was a member of the Seneca Nation.
Name Chief John Big Tree
Also Known As Chief Big Tree
Birthday 1877-06-02
Deathday 1967-07-06
Gender Male
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Place of Birth Buffalo - New York - USA
As: Indian Scout (uncred
1939-03-02
Stagecoach...
As: Thundercloud
1950-09-15
Devil's Doorway...
As: Chief Spotted Horse
1941-02-21
Western Union...
As: Indian Chief in Prol
1938-03-18
The Girl of the Gold...
As: Cheyenne Chief
1924-08-24
The Iron Horse...
As: Chief
1941-01-03
Hudson's Bay...
As: Indian (uncredited)
1930-11-01
The Big Trail...
As: Chief War Eagle
1934-03-01
Wheels of Destiny...
As: Chief (uncredited)
1939-06-13
Susannah of the Moun...
As: Huron warrior (uncre
1932-05-17
The Last of the Mohi...
As: Medicine Man
1936-01-02
Custer's Last Stand...
As: Spotted Elk
1939-07-04
The Oregon Trail...
As: Indian in Saloon
1939-11-30
Destry Rides Again...
As: Blue Back
1939-11-03
Drums Along the Moha...
As: Chief Pontiac
1927-01-15
Winners Of The Wilde...
As: Chief Big Tree
1937-04-16
Hills of Old Wyoming...
As: Indian John
1936-01-13
The Adventures of Fr...
As: Grey Eagle
1927-06-11
The Frontiersman...
As: Chief Pony That Walk
1949-10-22
She Wore a Yellow Ri...
As: Indian (uncredited)
1926-07-24
Mantrap...
As: Chief White Eagle (u
1935-12-16
The Singing Vagabond...
As: Tavern Indian (uncre
1936-12-01
The Bold Caballero...
As: Indian Chief (uncred
1933-03-18
The Telegraph Trail...
As: Blue Owl (uncredited
1940-10-22
North West Mounted P...
As: Big Elk
1940-09-27
Brigham Young...
As: Indian
1937-09-10
Prairie Thunder...
As: Chief
1940-10-08
Too Many Girls...
As: Chief Johnny Bluebot
1922-04-30
The Primitive Lover...
As: Swift Deer
1919-03-24
A Fight For Love...
As: Circus Indian
1933-06-01
King of the Arena...
As: Red Cloud
1927-12-10
Spoilers of the West...