Elias Cornelius Boudinot, a member of the Cherokee tribe, was an attorney, politician and military officer in the Confederate States of America during the War Between the States. Chosen as a delegate to the Arkansas secession convention, Boudinot served as a colonel in the Confederate States Army, and as an Arkansas representative in the Confederate Congress.
Wesley "Wes" Studi (born December 17, 1947) is an American actor of Cherokee ancestry, who has earned notability for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. A Vietnam veteran, musician, author, and activist, Wes is also a stone carver and creates amazing art. He taught classes in the Cherokee language and syllabary (writing system), and helped found a Cherokee-language newspaper.
Wesley "Wes" Studi (born December 17, 1947) is a Cherokee actor, who has earned notability for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. He has appeared in well-received Academy Award-winning films, such as Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves, Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans (1992), the award-winning Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and the Academy Award-nominated film The New World (2005).