Former child actor and alleged cult leader Nathan Chasing Horse reportedly armed his wives with guns and “suicide pills” to use in case the police ever tried to “break up the family,” according to new records.
horse chase who was arrested on charges of sexual assault Tuesdaytrained his five wives in the use of firearms and ordered them to “shoot them” with the cops if they came to tear the family apart — or take the lethal pills he stockpiled as a backup plan, according to a 50-page search warrant obtained by The Associated Press.
Chasing Horse – best known for his role in Kevin Costner’s 1990 film “Dances With Wolves” – has been accused of sexually assaulting Indigenous girls as young as 14 for nearly two decades.
SWAT officers raided his home in North Las Vegas Tuesday after an investigation dating back to October 2022. Police recovered memory cards containing videos of alleged sexual assaults, multiple firearms, 41 pounds of marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms from the home, according to an arrest report.
He was taken into police custody and imprisoned in the Clark County Jail, where he remains being held without bail while he awaits his first court appearance.
The sexual assault accusations 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 him to be a “medicine man” and “holy person” capable of communicating with higher beings – to abuse Aboriginal girls and create a cult. .
The research note states, “Nathan Chasing Horse has used spiritual traditions and their belief system as a tool to sexually abuse young girls on numerous occasions.”
According to court records, he will be charged with at least two counts of sex trafficking and one count of sexual assault of a child under the age of 16, child abuse or neglect and sexual assault. Those charges are still pending.
Las Vegas police have identified at least six sexual assault victims who were as young as 14 when they said they were abused by Chasing Horse.
Reportedly, followers of the sect he is believed to lead called “The Circle” offered their underage daughters to marry, according to the document.
The police said in the note that one of the girls was offered to him as a “gift” when she was 15 years old.
Investigators also alleged that he allowed other men to have sex with the victims in exchange for money and a record of sexual assaults.
At least two women from “The Circle” said Chasing Horse showed them their stash of “little white pills” between 2019 and 2020 and told them to swallow one to kill themselves if it died or law enforcement intervened.
More than 10 years before his arrest, Chasing Horse was reportedly kicked off the Fort Peck reservation in Poplar, Montana, amid allegations of human trafficking, drug dealing, spiritual abuse, and intimidation of tribal leaders.
In 2015, tribal leaders at Fort Peck voted 7-0 to prevent him from standing on the reservation again, Indian Country Today mentioned.
The accused cult leader was born on the Rosebud Reservation – home of the Sicangu Sioux tribe – in South Dakota.
He played a young Sioux member named Smiles a Lot in the Academy Award winning Dances with Wolves.