Social Icons

Social Connect

Dave Bald Eagle

  • Birthplace: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation, South Dakota
  • Birthday: April 08
Date of passing: 
July 22, 2016

Obituary

Obituary: 

Dave Bald Eagle was a Native American actor, stunt performer and musician, best known for acting as a representative of South Dakota’s Lakota people for state tourism promotions.

Bald Eagle also worked as a film advisor on the 1990 Oscar-winning movie Dances with Wolves, starring Kevin Costner as a lieutenant during the Civil War who is sent to work at a remote western outpost, where he befriends Native Americans.

Bald Eagle also appeared on television, in the 1994 TV movie Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee, and the 2005 miniseries Into the West.

Additionally, he appeared in the films Skins, Imprint, River of Fundament and Neither Wolf Nor Dog, as well as the 2012 documentary Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian.

Dave Bald Eagle was a Native American actor, stunt performer and musician, best known for acting as a representative of South Dakota’s Lakota people for state tourism promotions.

Bald Eagle also worked as a film advisor on the 1990 Oscar-winning movie Dances with Wolves, starring Kevin Costner as a lieutenant during the Civil War who is sent to work at a remote western outpost, where he befriends Native Americans.

Bald Eagle also appeared on television, in the 1994 TV movie Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee, and the 2005 miniseries Into the West.

Additionally, he appeared in the films Skins, Imprint, River of Fundament and Neither Wolf Nor Dog, as well as the 2012 documentary Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian.

Bald Eagle served in the Army during World War II and later became a champion Lakota dancer, rodeo cowboy and chief of the Minicoujou band.

He died July 22, 2016, in Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota. He was 97.

 

Show more

Main