Doris Leader Charge (Doris Leader Charge)

Doris Leader Charge

Lakota Sioux Linguist, Actress.  Doris Leader Charge was born on the Rosebud Reservation.  She translated the script for “Dances With Wolves” into Lakota and also appeared in the film as Pretty Shield, wife of Ten Bears.  A special guest at the Academy Awards, she translated screenwriter Michael Blake’s acceptance speech into the Lakota language.  She taught Lakota studies for more than 28 years at Sinte Gleska University in Mission, South Dakota while raising six children.  (bio by: Shiver)


  • May, 04, 1930
  • USA


  • February, 02, 2001
  • USA


  • Holy Innocents Cemetery
  • USA

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