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The Indian Chief
Background information
Feature films Peter Pan
Short films
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
Tarō Ishida (Japanese)
Jim Cummings (Currently)
Performance model
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 hair tied in two braids, blue paint marks on his face, clad in green clothing, cream gloves, feather headdress with black horns
Occupation Leader of the Indians
Alignment Good
Goal To make sure his daughter is safe home
Home Never Land
Relatives Tiger Lily (daughter)
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
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.


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.



  • 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. This may have been due to them being considered as being too offending.
  • He is the first Native American tribal chief to appear in a Disney movie, followed by Powhatan from Pocahontas and Sitka from Brother Bear.

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Films: Peter Pan | Return to NeverLand
'Television: 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

Disney Parks: Peter Pan's Flight | Fantasmic | Disney Dreams! | Following the Leader with Peter Pan | Back to Never Land

Peter Pan: Peter Pan | Peter Pan's Shadow | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Micheal Darling | George Darling | Mary Darling | Nana | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Pirate Crew | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lost Boys | Indian Chief | Tiger lily | Indians | Squaw | Mermaids | Fairies
Return to NeverLand: Jane | Edward | Danny | Nana II | Octopus

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

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

Objects and material: Pixie Dust | Alarm Clock | Captain Hook's Hooks | Bomb

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

Other: Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!

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