Top 5 Native American Protagonists

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#1: Tommy Tawodi - Prey

The voice actor for Tommy, a Plains Cree named Michael Greyeyes said it best when describing playing Tommy;

"Hollywood typically relegates our different indigenous cultures either into a single pan-Indian construct of some type...or, most commonly, as a historical figure, typically from a Plains culture. There are few opportunities for us to appear outside that paradigm, and when we do it is often equally narrow in focus...The writers [at 3D Realms] were always open to my comments -- which I freely offered -- and took my  notes seriously, in nearly all instances changing dialogue or thematic content." 

Tommy is a Cherokee Indian, and is probably the best example I can find of a well-rounded Indian character, sans war paint and headdress. 

Do you have any favorite native characters that didn't make the list? Let me know in the comments below. 

Published Jul. 15th 2013

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