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Chief Many Horses
Status: Alive
Occupation: Tribal chief
Marital status: Widower
Relatives: Pawnee Killer - son, deceased
Joseph Black Moon - son
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by: Wes Studi
Season: 1
First episode: "Bread and Circuses"
Last episode: "Timshel"
Appearances: 3 episodes (see below)

Chief Many Horses is the Chief of the Cheyenne. He is the father of Joseph Black Moon and Pawnee Killer.



Season 1[]

Main article: Season 1

Chief Many Horses prepared Pawnee Killer for the Sun Dance ceremony. With long leather straps attached from his chest to a lone tree, he spends a full day staring at the sun and praying. If successful, a vision will be granted him. Pawnee Killer collapses after completing the ceremony, telling Chief Many Horses that he was blessed with a vision of the "great steel beast," adding "I killed it." During the ceremony, he was visited by Joseph Black Moon and Reverend Nathaniel Cole about coming to Hell on Wheels and he agreed. ("Bread and Circuses") After Pawnee Killer's death at the hands of Joseph, Many Horses mourns the loss of his sons, own to death and the other to the ways of the whites.


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Immoral Mathematics" "A New Birth of Freedom" "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" "Bread and Circuses"
"Pride, Pomp and Circumstance" "Revelations" "Derailed" "Timshel" "God of Chaos"