dark winds

Inspired by the success of Dances with Wolves, Zahn McClarnon moved from the Heartland to Hollywood and began what has become a bountiful acting career — including a starring role in the upcoming AMC drama Dark Winds.

The days of extras and "Italian dudes" taking roles from Indigenous actors are, thankfully, fading. "It's nice to look back and say, 'this wasn't right' — and to take our representation back," says Kiowa Gordon, a star of AMC's new Dark Winds. With its substantial indigenous cast and crew, and its attention to authenticity, the series sends a gust of change through the industry — while delivering viewers a jolt of Navajo noir.

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Zahn McClarnon

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