Former child actor and alleged cult leader Nathan Chasing Horse allegedly armed his wives with guns and “suicide pills” to use in case police tried to “separate their family”, according to new records.
Chasing Horse, which was arrested on Tuesday for sexual abuse, trained his five wives to use guns and ordered them to ‘shoot’ with cops if they came to tear the family apart – or ingest the deadly pills that he stored it as a back-up plan, according to a 50-page search warrant obtained by The Associated Press.
Chasing Horse – known for its role in the 1990 Kevin Costner film ‘Dances With Wolves’ – is accused of sexually assaulting Indigenous girls as young as 14 for around two decades.
SWAT officers raided his north Las Vegas home on Tuesday following an investigation dating back to October 2022. Police recovered memory cards containing videos of the alleged sexual assaults, several firearms, 41 pounds of marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms from the house, according to an arrest report.
He was taken into custody and incarcerated in Clark County Jail, where he remains being held without bond pending his first court appearance.
The sexual abuse charges against the accused cult leader date back to the early 2000s and span multiple states.
Investigators said Chasing Horse, 46, used his influence and power among American and Canadian tribes – whose members believed he was a ‘medicine’ and a ‘holy person’ capable of communicating with higher beings – to prey on young indigenous girls and create a cult.
“Nathan Chasing Horse has used spiritual traditions and their belief system as a tool to sexually assault young girls on numerous occasions,” the search warrant reads.
He will be charged with at least two counts of sex trafficking and one count of sexual assault of a child under 16, child abuse or neglect and sexual assault, records show. judicial. These charges are still pending.
Las Vegas police have identified at least six sexual assault victims who were just 14 when they said they were abused by Chasing Horse.
According to the document, followers of the cult he is supposed to lead and called “The Circle” offered their underage daughters to him for him to marry.
A girl was given to him as a “gift” when she was just 15, police said in the warrant.
He also allowed other men to have sex with the victims for payment and recorded the sexual assaults, according to investigators.
At least two women from ‘The Circle’ cult said Chasing Horse showed them the stash of the ‘little white pills’ between 2019 and 2020 and told them to swallow one to commit suicide if he died or the forces order intervened.
More than 10 years before his arrest, Chasing Horse was reportedly banished from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana amid allegations of human trafficking, drug trafficking, spiritual abuse and intimidation of tribal leaders.
In 2015, Fort Peck tribal leaders voted 7-0 to bar him from walking on the reservation again, Indian Country Today reported.
The accused cult leader was born on the Rosebud Reservation – home to the Sicangu Sioux Tribe – in South Dakota.
He starred as a young Sioux tribesman named Smiles a Lot in the Oscar-winning film “Dances with Wolves.”
With post wires