Las Vegas police detained and searched the house of a former Dances With Wolves performer on Tuesday who is charged with sexually assaulting young Indigenous girls over a 20-year period, as per  The Associated Press.

Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse detained in the afternoon close to a North Las Vegas property. As detectives investigated the premises in the evening, SWAT officers were visible outside the two-story house.

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Who is Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse?

Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, commonly known as Nathan Chasing Horse and Nathan Chases His Horse, is a Native American actor who was born on April 28, 1976.

He was formerly a member of the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Nation and now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He spent the majority of his adult life in California.

In the 1990 film Dances with Wolves starring Kevin Costner, Chasing Horse played the young Lakota character Smiles A Lot. With First Nations actor Eric Schweig, he has appeared in three TNT television movies: The Broken Chain, Into the West, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. He has offered spirituality-related speeches and courses and amassed a following in many different places. Model Quannah Chasinghorse is his child.

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Trafficking, sexual abuse, drug peddling, and intimidation of tribe members,” Chasing Horse was expelled from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana on July 6, 2015, shortly after attempting to organise a Sun Dance ritual there.

Officers from the North Las Vegas Police Department and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detained Chasing Horse on January 31, 2023. His home in North Las Vegas, which he shared with his five wives, was raided by police using a SWAT team.

After receiving a tip in October 2022, police launched a months-long investigation that resulted in his arrest. Chasing Horse is thought to be the head of a cult called The Circle, according to a 50-page search warrant acquired by AP.  According to the police, they recovered weapons and discovered that Chasing Horse had been telling his followers to “shoot it out” with the authorities and, if that didn’t work, to take “suicide pills.”

In addition to finding complaints of sexual abuse against Chasing Horse dating back to the early 2000s in several states, including Montana, South Dakota, and Nevada, where he has lived for about ten years, Las Vegas police have also identified at least six claimed victims.