Chief Yowlachie

Chief Yowlachie (born Daniel Simmons; August 15, 1891 – March 7, 1966) was a Native American actor from the Yakama tribe in the U.S. state of Washington, known for playing supporting roles and bit parts in numerous films. He is perhaps best known for playing Two Jaw Quo, Nadine Groot's assistant cook, in the classic 1948 Western Red River.

Chief Yowlachie
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Chief Yowlachie (right) with Gary Gray in a promotional poster for the 1951 film The Painted Hills
BornAugust 15, 1891
DiedMarch 7, 1966(1966-03-07) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeValhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California
NationalityNative American
Other namesDaniel Simmons (birth name)
OccupationActor, Opera singer


He was born in Yakima, Washington, and died in Los Angeles, California. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.

Some of his television appearances include "War Horse", an episode of The Lone Ranger and "Rope of Lies", an episode of The Virginian. He appeared twice on the early series, The Range Rider, starring Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones. He appeared as the Apache Geronimo in the 1950s syndicated television series Stories of the Century.

In 1962, Chief Yowlachie played "The Great Chief" in the episode "The Black Robe" of NBC's western series The Tall Man. In the story line, Governor Lew Wallace of the New Mexico Territory, played by Robert Burton, tries to thwart a French foreign agent from supplying arms to the Mescalero Apaches in a murky plot to reoccupy Mexico. Slim Pickens appears in this episode as Starr and Martin Landau as Father Gueschim, a Roman Catholic priest.

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