Chaske Spencer

Chaske Spencer

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Place of Birth: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 9, 1975

Ethnicity: Yankton Dakota, Assiniboine, Sisseton [Santee Dakota], Nez Perce, Cherokee, Creek, as well as French and Dutch

Chaske Spencer is an American actor and producer. He played Sam Uley, the leader of the Wolfpack, in the Twilight films.

Chaske’s mother’s obituary described her as “an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana and a direct descendant of Many Roads, Crazy Bull, Medicine Bear, Touches the Cloud and Eagle Man.”

Chaske’s maternal grandfather was named Louis/Lewis Youngman (the son of Jacob Youngman and Skechana). The Youngman family were Yankton Dakota.

Chaske’s maternal grandmother was Mary/Marie Eagleman (the daughter of John Eagleman and Good Woman). The Eagleman family were Assiniboine and Sisseton [Santee Dakota].


Obituary of Chaske’s mother –

Chaske’s maternal grandparents, Louis/Lewis Youngman and Mary/Marie Eagleman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. Kimmel says:

    Everything about this guy confuses me. But I learnt something new.

  2. bablah says:

    Youngmans were Yankton Dakota.
    Eaglemans were Assiniboine and Sisseton (Santee Dakota).

    • bablah says:

      Tagg as Nakota (since he’s Assiniboine, so we have a single tag for them and Stoneys), and delete Sioux from the ethnicity and just leave it in the tags since Dakota and Nakota are both Sioux, so it’s a given that he is one.

  3. bablah says:
    His mother was an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana.

    Maternal grandparents are Louis Youngman and Mary Eagleman:
    Mary’s mother was Good woman Eagleman

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