Chief John Big Tree

Chief John Big Tree

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Death 6 Jul 1967 (aged 90)
Burial Indian Village, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 39318290 · View Source
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Chief John Big Tree, born Isaac Johnny John, was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation and an actor who appeared in 59 films between 1915 and 1950. He also appeared on the March 1964 cover of Esquire magazine, in a pose commemorating the Indian Head nickel. He was born 2 Jun 1877 in Michigan, the son of Lewis and Lucy Johnny John and died on the Onondaga Indian Reserve on 6 Jul 1967. He married Clara T Jimerson and was the father of Birdie Johnny John.

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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 11 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39318290
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chief John Big Tree (2 Jun 1877–6 Jul 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39318290, citing Onondaga Nation Cemetery, Indian Village, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .