Former child actor and accused cult leader Nathan Chasing Horse reportedly armed his wife with a gun and “suicide pills” to use in case police ever tried to “tear their family apart,” according to new records.
Chasing Horse, who was arrested on charges of sexual assault on Tuesday, trained his five wives to use firearms and ordered them to “shoot it out” with the police if they came to break up the family – or take a lethal drug he kept as a backup plan. According to a 50-page search warrant obtained by the Associated Press.
Chasing Horse — known for his role in the 1990 Kevin Costner film “Dances With Wolves” — is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old Aboriginal girl for nearly two decades.
SWAT officers raided his North Las Vegas home Tuesday after an investigation that dates back to October 2022. Police recovered memory cards containing sexual abuse videos, several firearms, 41 pounds of marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms from the home, according to the arrest report.
He was taken into police custody and booked into the Clark County Jail, where he is being held without bail while he awaits his first court appearance.
Allegations of sexual abuse against alleged religious leaders date back to the early 2000s and span Many states.
Investigators said Chasing Horse, 46, used his influence and power among US and Canadian tribes – whose members believe he is a “medicine man” and a “holy one” who can communicate with higher beings – to molest indigenous girls and create a cult. .
“Nathan Chasing Horse used their spiritual traditions and belief systems as tools to sexually assault girls on multiple occasions,” the search warrant said.
He will be charged with at least two counts of sex trafficking and one count of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16, child abuse or neglect and sexual abuse, according to court records. Those charges are pending.
Las Vegas police have identified at least six sexual assault victims as young as 14 when they say That they were persecuted by Chasing Horse.
According to the document, followers of a cult he believed to be the leader of the so-called “circle” proposed to his daughter who was still Not until their age for him to take as a wife.
Police said in the warrant that a girl was a “gift” to him when she was just 15 years old.
He also allowed other men to have sex with the victim for payment and recorded the sexual abuse, investigators allege.
At least two women in “The Circle” said Chasing Horse showed them “small white pills” between 2019 and 2020 and told them to swallow one to kill themselves if he died or law enforcement intervened.
More than 10 years before his arrest, Chasing Horse was reportedly exiled from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana, amid allegations of human trafficking, drug trafficking, spiritual abuse and threats by tribal leaders.
In 2015, Fort Peck tribal leaders voted 7-0 to bar him from moving onto the reservation again, Indian Country Today reported.
The alleged cult leader was born on the Rosebud Reservation — home of the Sicangu Sioux — in South Dakota.
He played the role of a young Sioux tribe member named Smiles a Lot in the Oscar-winning film “Dances with Wolves.”