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Actor Wes Studi to be in Western 'Hall of Greats'

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April 18, 2013 12:13 PM EST | AP

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Actor Wes Studi is set to become the second Native American inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Great Western Performers in Oklahoma City.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/10212I0) that the "Dances with Wolves" and "The Last of the Mohicans" star will be inducted Saturday with the late-film noir actor, Robert Mitchum.

The Arroyo Hondo resident is also known for his roles as the Apache leader in "Geronimo: An American Legend" and Navajo detective Joe Leaphorn in the made-for-TV movies based on mysteries by the late New Mexican writer Tony Hillerman.

The only other American Indian in the Hall of Great Western Performers is Jay Silverheels, a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor known for playing Tonto in the 1950s television series "The Lone Ranger."