Birth Name: Wesley Studie
Place of Birth: Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma
Date of Birth: c. 1946/1947
Wes Studi is a Native American actor and film producer. He is the son of Cherokee parents, Maggie (Nofire) and Andy Studie. He was born in Nofire Hollow, named for his mother’s family and located in Cherokee County in Oklahoma. Wes is married to Maura Dhu Studi, who is the daughter of actor and entertainer Jack Albertson. Wes has three children, including one with Maura.
Wes fought in the Vietnam War, for eighteen months, and has participated in Native American activism, including the Wounded Knee Incident at Pine Ridge Reservation, in 1973.
Wes’s maternal grandfather was Anter Otter Nofire (the son of Jesse/Jess Nofire and Jane Che-Cor-Na-La Ussery). Jesse was the son of Wo-Ta-Nah Nofire and Cut-Ty-You-Cah (Gar-Dor-Yorahe).
Wes’s maternal grandmother was named Elsie Scott.
Sources: Wes’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Wes’s maternal grandfather, Anter Otter Nofire – https://www.findagrave.com
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