Monday, November 9, 2009

Notable Native Americans: Litefoot

This month the University of Chicago and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs celebrates Native American Heritage. As part of the celebration, each week the OMSA Blog will feature a notable Native American and other information about the tribal communities. 

This week's notable individual is Litefoot.

Litefoot is an Actor/ Rapper/ Corporation Owner, of the Cherokee Nation. Litefoot, considered the first commercial Native American Rap Artist, first gained notoriety after releasing the album, "The Money" (1992) on his own Red Vinyl Records. After subsequent albums and touring, he won the Native American Music Award in 1996, 1998, and 1999. Litefoot made his major motion picture debut in 1995, starring in "The Indian in the Cupboard." He then went on to act in several movies including "Kull, the Conqueror", "Mortal Kombat, Annihilation", and "Adaptation."