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The Indian Chief
Background information
Feature films Peter Pan
Television programs
Video games Peter Pan Adventures in Never Land
Park attractions Peter Pan's Flight
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Ward Kimball
Voice Candy Candido
Jim Cummings (Currently)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Big Chief
Personality Brave, good, wise, gruff, funny, stern
Appearance Obese, red skin, crimson nose, black pig-tailed hair, blue paint marks on his face, clad in green clothing, cream gloves, feather headdress with black horns
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Leader of the Indians, King of the Indian Campus, Tiger Lily's father
Alignment Good
Affiliations
Goal To make sure his daughter is safe home
Home Never Land
Relatives Tiger Lily (daughter)
Pets
Allies Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, John Darling, Michael Darling, Tinker Bell, Lost Boys, his daughter; Tiger Lily, Indians
Minions His men; the Indians, Squaw
Enemies Captain Hook
Likes Tiger Lily's safety
Dislikes When Tiger Lily is missing
Powers and abilities Strength
Weapons
Fate Celebrates the Indian party with his men due to Peter Pan's bravery in saving Tiger Lily.
Quote "How!"

The Native Chief is Tiger Lily's father and the leader of the Indians in Disney's 1953 film Peter Pan. He is voiced by Candy Candido.

Personality

One look at the Chief and one is bound to be intimidated. This can be because the Chief is in a bad mood, or if his daughter is in danger, but deep down he is extremely kind and rather sweet. He often looks stern and has never been seen smiling.

Role in the film

In the movie, when John, Michael, and the Lost Boys are out hunting Natives, they are captured by them instead and taken to the Native Camp and brought to the attention of the Chief, who thinks they've kidnapped his daughter Tiger Lily (who was actually kidnapped by Captain Hook) and he orders that the Boys will be burned at the stake if Tiger Lily doesn't return home by sunset. Luckily, Peter Pan saved Tiger Lily and the Chief set the Boys free and made them Honorary-Natives too and Peter the chief Little Flying Eagle. He also explained through the song What Made the Red Man Red? how the Red Man becomes red by falling in love with a maiden, to which Peter falls in love with Tiger Lily causing Wendy to become jealous and upset.

For some unknown reason, the Chief didn't appear in the sequel, Return to Neverland. But the most likely presumption is due to racial sensibilities.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Though the Native Camp is featured in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep as a battleground for Aqua and Vanitas, the Chief and Tiger Lily don't make appearances in the area.


Peter Pan
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Films and Television: Peter Pan | Return to Never Land | House of Mouse

Video Games: Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land | Peter Pan: The Legend of Never Land | Disney Universe | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Epic Mickey series | Disney's Villains' Revenge

Characters: Peter Pan/Peter Pan's Shadow | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | George Darling | Mary Darling | Nana | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Pirates Crew | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lost Boys | Indian Chief | Tiger Lily | Indians | Squaw | Mermaids | Fairies | Jane | Edward | Danny | Nana II | Octopus

Locations: Bloomsbury, England, UK | Nursery | Big Ben | Never Land | The Jolly Roger | Mermaid Lagoon | Skull Rock | Indian Camp | Hangman's Tree

Songs: The Second Star to the Right | You Can Fly | A Pirate's Life | Following the Leader | What Made the Red Man Red? | Your Mother and Mine | The Elegant Captain Hook | You Can Fly! (reprise) | Never Smile at a Crocodile | I'll Try | So to Be One of Us

Attractions: Peter Pan's Flight | Fantasmic! | Disney Dreams! | Following the Leader with Peter Pan

Spin-offs: Disney Fairies | Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Other: Pixie Dust | Alarm Clock | Captain Hook's Hooks | Bomb | Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!

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