Floyd Red Crow Westerman, born in 1936, is a Dakota musician, activist and actor born on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Sioux reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The elder Dakota in the late 20th century became a leading actor depicting Native Americans in American films and television. He is sometimes credited as Floyd Crow Westerman.
Westerman's film and television appearances include the role of the "Shaman" for Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors and as "Ten Bears" in Dances with Wolves. Westerman debuted in Renegades in which he played "Red Crow" the Lakota Sioux father of Lou Diamond Phillips. Westerman also appeared as Standing Elk alongside his long-time friend Max Gail in the 2006 family film, Tillamook Treasure. He can be seen as well in the beginning of Hidalgo, as the Chief in Buffalo Bill's circus.
His television roles have included playing "Uncle Ray" on Walker, Texas Ranger, "One Who Waits" on Northern Exposure and multiple appearances as "Albert Hosteen"...
Tillamook Treasure is a 2006 family film set in the city of Manzanita, Oregon, United States. Based on an Native American legend about a treasure buried on Neahkahnie Mountain by Spanish sailors in the 1590s, this is the story of a 14-year-old girl's discovery of what is important in life.
The story begins with 16th century Spanish sailors beaching their launch on the Manzanita beach. They carry a treasure chest up Neahkahnie Mountain, leading a manacled African slave. The treasure is buried and the slave is killed and laid on top of the ground to "guard" the treasure and frighten away the local Indians.
Julie (Suzanne Marie Doyon), a lonely fourteen-year-old girl, and her family move from California to an Oregon seaside town as a last resort after her father loses his job. Her family has trouble adjusting to their new life and Julie is forgotten and ignored.
Julie has a dramatic mystical encounter with a Roosevelt elk on the beach. The elk's fur has black hand prints on its... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462571