Looking for the best Native American characters in film and TV history? When it comes to fair representation in pop culture, Native Americans are pretty scarce. However, of the small percentage of these characters in entertainment, most are known for leaving a lasting impression.
Not simply limited to historic roles in films like Dances With Wolves, this list features superheroes, detectives, crime fighters, and more. In fact, most of these characters feature leading roles - which is a far cry from the olden days where most Native American actors were only reserved for Westerns. Every character on this list brings something special to the table, whether they’re in animated form, historical garb, or superhero attire. Do you have a favorite character?
Vote up the best Native American characters on this list or add your own favorites who aren't listed but deserve to be acknowledged.
Joseph GribbleKing of the Hill
Voiced By: Brittany Murphy (1997–2000), Breckin Meyer (2000–2009)
Voiced By: Marc Strange (X-Men: The Animated Series), Samuel Vincent (X-Men Evolution), and Roger Craig Smith (Wolverine and the X-Men)
Powers & Abilities: Shapeshifting, Healing factor
Played By: Taylor Lautner
Powers & Abilities: Invisibility
Played By: Jason David Frank
Powers & Abilities: Superhuman speed