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Wes Studi as Chief Many Horses on the AMC series 'Hell on Wheels'

Wes Studi Wins Distinguished Artist Award in Tulsa

ICTMN Staff
6/24/13

On Sunday, actor Wes Studi, Cherokee, famous for his work in such films as The Last of the Mohicans and Avatar, was given the Distinguished Artist Award at the Tulsa Awards for Theater Excellence (TATE). 

In his acceptance speech, Studi thanked the theater community of Tulsa, saying "this is where I began," according to Tulsa World. "I wouldn't be here without you. And I wouldn't be able to hold this award above my head and say, 'My God! I'm a real freaking actor!'"

During a question-and answer session before the awards, Studi addressed a range of topics, including the cinematic controversy du jour in Indian country -- Johnny Depp's portrayal of Tonto in The Lone Ranger. "This is a comic book," he said. "The Lone Ranger never existed. Tonto never existed. So there's no reason to think in terms of tribal authenticity, or that ... that awful bird on the head."

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Submitted by Eddie Reynolds on
I'd like to see more REAL presentations of Native American history and stories. It's a shame that a movie has to be made from a TV series when the real stories of a real people exist. If it weren't for the Native American I doubt if the white man could have survived. The white man had little to no survival skills when he arrived here and the natives taught them how to hunt, grow crops and build structures. There must be thousands of real life stories woven in the history of this nation. I'd really enjoy seeing these stories come to life so we could all learn to appreciate the proud heritage of the Native American. The only true American.

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Submitted by Frederick(Trail... on
being a Tony Hillerman fan, I loved your role in his book/movies , may they continue at some date.... congratulations...

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Submitted by Frederick(Trail... on
being a Tony Hillerman fan, I loved your role in his book/movies , may they continue at some date.... congratulations...

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Submitted by Carla-Rae on
Wes, my friend, you ROCK. So happy for all your accomplishments and well deserved recognition.
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