Birth Name: Zahn Tokiya-ku McClarnon
Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1966
*father – Polish, Irish, English
*mother – Hunkpapa and Sihasapa Lakota Native American, German, some French
Zahn McClarnon is an American actor. He is the son of Loretta and Gerald McClarnon, who worked for Glacier National Park.
Growing up, he often visited the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of his mother’s family. His mother lived on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
His first name Zahn is in honor of his maternal great-great-uncle, Frank B. “Frances” Zahn, an artist and Lakota elder of Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
Zahn’s paternal grandfather was Robert James McClarnon (the son of George Washington McClarnon and Ida Mae Moore). George was the son of James McClarnon, who was born in Ireland, and of Susannah Fisk. Ida was the daughter of Robert Segal Moore and Rosa Belle Anderson.
Zahn’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude Walczak (the daughter of Albert/Bert Walczak and Agnes Henchel). Gertrude was born in Wisconsin, to Polish parents.
Zahn’s maternal grandfather was Alvin Henry Jordan (the son of John Jordan and Clara Marie Zahn). John was the son of Arnold Jordan, a German immigrant, and of Annie Four Winds, a Sihasapa Lakota woman. Clara was the daughter of William Presley Zahn, who had German ancestry, and of Kezewin/Josephine Mary Flying Cloud, the daughter of Hunkpapa Chief Flying Cloud.
Zahn’s maternal grandmother was Julia Agnes Lawrence (the daughter of Frank Anthony Lawrence and Mary Rose Agard). Frank was the son of parents of German descent, Frank J. Lawrence/Lorenz and Caroline Schreck. Mary’s father Louis/Čhatká Agard was the son of a French father, Louis Agard, and of a Hunkpapa mother, Mary Spotted Horse Brosell. Mary’s mother was named Mollie/Wiwaste Walking Eagle.
Genealogy of Zahn’s paternal grandfather, Robert James McClarnon (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.sargentrivia.com
Genealogies of Zahn’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Robert Segal Moore and Rosa Belle (Anderson) Moore – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Zahn’s maternal great-grandmother, Clara Marie (Zahn) Ramey (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
Article about Zahn’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Presley Zahn – https://www.westfargopioneer.com