The Circle (Nathan Chasing Horse)
A Dances with Wolves actor that was caught running a cult and arrested for various sexual crimes
(2000s - present)
Nathan Chasing Horse, also known by his full name "Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse," is a Native American actor who gained notoriety for his role in the film Dances with Wolves. He also worked as a medicine man across the United States and Canada. However, his reputation was marred by accusations of running a cult called "The Circle." Members of the Fort Beck tribe in Montana initially sought his services as a medicine man after others in the area were convicted of sexual offenses. Unfortunately, Chasing Horse himself faced similar allegations, leading to his banishment from the reservation.
Despite support from some followers who believed in his innocence, Chasing Horse's actions came under greater scrutiny in 2023 when law enforcement conducted a raid on his residence and arrested him on charges of sexual misconduct towards both adults and children. An investigation revealed reports that he had been leading a cult for years, taking multiple wives, and even selling girls for sex. In addition, he allegedly gave his followers suicide pills and instructed them on how to use firearms against law enforcement. Chasing Horse is currently facing trial for his crimes.
Religion: Native American Medicine Man
Leader: Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ("Nathan Chasing Horse")
Location: United States and Canada
Allegedly taught his wives how to shoot at police if he was ever arrested
Nathan Chasing Horse was charged with sexual assault of a child less than 16 years old and child abuse/neglect for allegedly sexually assaulting young girls in several different states
One of Chasing Horse's wives claimed that he raped her when she was 9 years old
In 2015, Nathan Chasing Horse was banished from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar Montana for drug use, among other crimes
Caught with 41 pounds of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and "suicide pills" in 2023
Nathan Chasing Horse performed ceremonies as a medicine man in the United States and Canada, and allegedly referred to himself as "Holy Man"
Chasing Horse hosted sundance ceremonies in which spirits talk through him
Nathan Chasing Horse was arrested in January 2023 for two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual assault of an adult, as well as sexual abuse of children (see "child abuse lawsuits" section above)
There was a previous investigation active in 2015 into allegations of sexual abuse by Chasing Horse
Chasing Horse was banashed from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar Montana in 2015 for allegations of human trafficking, among other crimes
According to multiple wives, Nathan Chasing Horse had "suicide pills" that the women were required to take if he died or faced issues with law enforcement
Polygamy: Nathan Chasing Horse has has five wives
Prostitution: Chasing Horse reportedly trafficked some of his women to men who would pay for sex
Child Brides: Chasing Horse reportedly married some of his wives when they were still underage