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Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance

Born: Dec 1, 1890

Death: Mar 20, 1932

Birthplace: Winston-Salem

Nationality: United States

Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance

Date of Birth : Dec 1, 1890
Date of Death : Mar 20, 1932
Birth Place : Winston-Salem

Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, born Sylvester Clark Long, was an American journalist, writer and actor from Winston-Salem, North Carolina who became internationally prominent as a spokesman for Indian causes. He became famous following publication of his bestselling autobiography, purportedly based on his experience as the son of a Blackfoot chief. He was the first presumed American Indian admitted to the Explorers Club in New York City. After his tribal claims were found to be false, Long Lance was dropped by social circles. He was allegedly of mixed Lumbee, Cherokee, white and black heritage, at a time when Southern society imposed binary divisions of black and white in a racially segregated society.

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