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The Best Native American Characters In Movies & TV

Updated April 4, 2019 2.0k votes 201 voters 4.1k views34 items

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.

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    Joseph Gribble

    King of the Hill

    Voiced By: Brittany Murphy (1997–2000), Breckin Meyer (2000–2009)

  • Forge27
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    Forge

    Marvel Universe

    Voiced By: Marc Strange (X-Men: The Animated Series), Samuel Vincent (X-Men Evolution), and Roger Craig Smith (Wolverine and the X-Men)

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    Tiger Lily

    The Adventures of Peter Pan, Peter Pan
  • Jacob Black29
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    Jacob Black

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting, Healing factor

    Played By: Taylor Lautner

  • Tommy Oliver30
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    Tommy Oliver

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Dino Thunder

    Powers & AbilitiesInvisibility

    Played By: Jason David Frank

  • American Eagle31
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    American Eagle

    Marvel Universe

    Powers & AbilitiesSuperhuman speed

  • Zorro32
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    Zorro

    Zorro, Kaiketsu Zorro
  • John Rambo33
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    John Rambo

    Rambo III, Meet the Spartans
  • Jacqueline White34
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    Jacqueline White

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt