Native Oklahoman, Vietnam veteran, sculptor, musician, author, activist. Each of those describes the legendary actor Wes Studi. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves. In 1992, his powerful performance as Magua in Last of the Mohicans established him as one of the most compelling actors in the business.
On April 20, 2009 Studi appeared as Major Ridge in Trail of Tears, the third episode of We Shall Remain a ground breaking mini-series that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history from PBS's acclaimed series American Experience. He spoke his native Cherokee language.
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Also the way he portraited Wovoca in Bury my heart at Wonded knee was fabulous and touching...I could not let to mention it here...but for me personally his work in Comanche Moon is the most remarkable and fantastic.