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Nathan Chasing Horse Biography – Nathan Chasing Horse Wiki
Nathan Chasing Horse, also known as Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, is a Native American actor. He is known for his role as the young Sioux tribe member Smiles a Lot in the Oscar-winning Kevin Costner film “Dances With Wolves”. He also landed parts in three TNT telefilms.
Nathan Chasing Horse Movies and TV Shows
Chasing Horse was born in Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota in 1976, per IMDB. He made his acting debut in the Oscar-winning 1990 Kevin Costner-led film Dances with Wolves and went on to appear in several other shows and movies in the 1990s and 2000s including Into the West and Burn My Heart at Wounded Knee.
Nathan Chasing Horse Arrest
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, Las Vegas police arrested and raided the home of former “Dances With Wolves” actor Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, who goes by Nathan Chasing Horse, in connection with a sexual assault investigation, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.
He was taken into custody in the afternoon near the North Las Vegas home he is said to share with his five wives. SWAT officers were seen outside the two-story home in the evening as detectives searched the property.
Chasing Horse gained a reputation among tribes across the United States and in Canada as a so-called medicine man who performed healing ceremonies and spiritual gatherings and, police allege, used his position to abuse young Native American girls.
His arrest is the culmination of a monthslong investigation that began after police received a tip in October 2022. According to a 50-page search warrant obtained by AP, Chasing Horse is believed to be the leader of a cult known as The Circle.
According to the document, Las Vegas police have identified at least six alleged victims and uncovered sexual allegations against Chasing Horse dating to the early 2000s in multiple states, including Montana, South Dakota and Nevada, where he has lived for about a decade.
Chasing Horse was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, which is home to the Sicangu Sioux, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota nation.
According to the warrant, he was banished in 2015 from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana, amid allegations of human trafficking.
“Nathan Chasing Horse used spiritual traditions and their belief system as a tool to sexually assault young girls on numerous occasions,” it reads, adding that his followers believed he could communicate with higher beings and referred to him as “Medicine Man” or “Holy Person.”
Although the warrant includes details of crimes reported elsewhere, the arrest stems from crimes allegedly committed in Nevada’s Clark County. They include sex trafficking, sexual assault of a child younger than 16 and child abuse.
Some of the alleged victims were as young as 13, according to the warrant. One of Chasing Horse’s wives was allegedly offered to him as a “gift” when she was 15, while another became a wife after turning 16.
Chasing Horse also is accused of recording sexual assaults and arranging sex with the victims for other men who allegedly paid him.
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse Age
He was born on April 28, 1976, in Rosebud Lakota Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, United States.
Nathan Chasing Horse Wife
Former “Dances With Wolves” actor Nathan Chasing Horse has five wives.
Nathan Chasing Horse Daughter
He is the father of model Quannah Chasinghorse. Nathan Chasing Horse’s daughter, Quannah Rose Chasinghorse-Potts, is an Indigenous model who appeared on the 2020 Teen Vogue list of Top 21 under 21. She is signed to IMG Models.
Nathan Chasing Horse Net Worth
Former “Dances With Wolves” actor Nathan Chasing Horse’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.