Rodney A. Grant

Rodney Arnold Grant[1] (born March 9, 1959) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as "Wind In His Hair" (Lakota: Pahíŋ Otȟáte) in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves.

Rodney Arnold Grant
Born (1959-03-09) March 9, 1959 (age 61)

Grant, a Native American, was raised on the Omaha Reservation in Macy, Nebraska. After his biological parents abandoned him, his grandparents raised him from six months of age, until 1982. Besides Dances with Wolves, he has also appeared in films such as Ghosts of Mars, Wild Wild West, Geronimo: An American Legend, White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf, Wagons East, The Substitute, War Party, and Powwow Highway. He portrayed "Chingachgook" in the syndicated television series Hawkeye and also had guest roles in television series such as Due South, Two, and the Stargate SG-1 (episode "Spirits"). He also portrayed the famous warrior Crazy Horse in the 1991 television movie Son of the Morning Star.

Grant is a member of the Omaha tribe of Nebraska. He has been very active in youth activities and had served on the Native American Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He has five grown children, three from a previous marriage, and two from previous relationships. He later moved to southern California.



  • 1990: The Making of 'Dances with Wolves' - as Himself (TV Short documentary)
  • 1994-1995: Hawkeye - as Chingachgook (22 episodes)
  • 1995: Legend - episode - Revenge of the Herd - Towashie
  • 1997: Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western - as Himself (TV Movie documentary)
  • 1998: Stargate SG-1 - episode - Spirits - Tonané


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