Dave Bald Eagle, American Lakota Chief and actor, Died at 97

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David William “Dave” Bald Eagle was born on April 8, 1919, and died on July 22, 2016.

He also known as Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle.

He was a Lakota actor, soldier, stuntman, and musician.

He was born in a tipi on the west banks of Cherry Creek, on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota.

He first enlisted in the Fourth Cavalry of the United States Army and served out his enlistment.

At the time of World War II, he re-enlisted in the 82nd Airborne Division (“All American Division”) where he fought in the Battle of Anzio, being awarded a Silver Star, and in the D-Day invasion of Normandy at which time he received a Purple Heart Medal when he was wounded.

Then after the Second World War, Bald Eagle worked in a number of occupations including drummer, race car driver, semi-pro baseball player, and rodeo performer before beginning a career in Hollywood films.

Dave Bald Eagle was the grandson of famous Lakota warrior White Bull.

Dave Bald Eagle passed away at 97 years old.

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