Birth Name: Amber T. Midthunder
Place of Birth: Shiprock, New Mexico, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 26, 1997
*paternal grandfather – Norwegian, some English
*paternal grandmother – Assiniboine Sioux Native American
*mother – English, Chinese
Amber Midthunder is an American actress and filmmaker. Her roles include the films Spare Parts, Hell or High Water, Priceless, The Ice Road, The Wheel, and Prey, and the series Legion and Roswell, New Mexico.
She was born on the Navajo Nation in Shiprock, the daughter of Angelique Midthunder, a casting director and stuntperson, and David Midthunder, an actor. Her father was born in Montana, and is of Sioux Native American descent on one side, and Norwegian, and some English, descent on the other. Amber and her father are members of the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Indian Reservation. Her mother was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and has English and Chinese ancestry.
Amber spent much of her childhood in Santa Fe, Mexico, and later also returned to Shiprock.
Amber’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Elias Midthun (the son of Aslag/Aslak Nilsen/Nilson Midthun and Edith Maureen Stenersen/Stenerson). Elmer was born in Montana. Aslag was born in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, the son of Nils Aslaksson Svalheim/Midtun and Anna Sofie Olsdotter Svalheim. Edith was born in Minnesota, the daughter of John H. Stenerson, who was Norwegian, and of Abbie Person/Persons, who had English ancestry.
Amber’s paternal grandmother was Cynthia Rose Hamilton (the daughter of Harvey Hamilton and Angel/Angie Armstrong). Cynthia was born in Montana, and was a Sioux Native American, of the Assiniboine tribe. Harvey was the son of Pipe Hamilton and Chief Woman. Angel was the daughter of Bun Armstrong and Two Woman.
Amber’s maternal grandfather was James Thomas “Tom” Roehm (the son of Lester F. Roehm and Helen Reed). James served in the Vietnam War, in which the U.S. had many soldiers stationed in Thailand around the time of Amber’s mother’s birth. James raised Amber’s mother, but it is not (publicly) clear if he is her biological father. Lester was the son of Jacob Louis Roehm, whose parents were German, and of Bertha Unkauf, who was German.
Amber’s (likely adoptive) maternal grandmother is named Priscilla Donaby.
Article mentioning Amber’s ancestry (page 288) – http://en.calameo.com
Genealogy of Amber Midthunder – https://www.geni.com
Amber’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Elias Midthun, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elmer Elias Midthun on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elmer Elias Midthun on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Amber’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Abbie Person/Persons, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Amber’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Rose (Hamilton) Midthun – http://billingsgazette.com
Marriage record of Amber’s paternal great-grandparents, Harvey Hamilton and Angel/Angie Armstrong – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Amber’s maternal grandfather, James Thomas “Tom” Roehm – http://www.legacy.com