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 Chief Dark Cloud

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Chief Dark Cloud

  • Birth 20 Sep 1855 Odanak, Centre-du-Quebec Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 17 Oct 1918 Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Section 10W
  • Memorial ID 28412681

Actor, Model. Born Elijah Tahamont, he was one of the earliest Native American film actors. He was also a popular and highly paid model who posed for over twenty years for famed sculptor, Frederic Remington. Dark Cloud was a chief of the Algonquin tribe (or Abenaquis tribe depending on the source), and prior to his film career was known as a popular lecturer. He began working for the American Mutoscope and Biograph studio in 1910, making his first screen appearance under the direction of D. W. Griffith. Moving west, he appeared in scores of westerns and other films. He was married to Soaring Dove (Margaret Camp), also a model, and the father of actress Beulah Dark Cloud (1887-1945).

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  • Originally Created by: Allan Ellenberger
  • Added: 20 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28412681
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Dark Cloud (20 Sep 1855–17 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28412681, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .