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The Indian Chief (named Great Big Little Panther in the original novel) is Tiger Lily's father and the leader of Neverland's indigenous tribe in Disney's 1953 film, Peter Pan.

Background

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 (aside from a brief moment in which he delivered an oration in sign language).

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 rescues Tiger Lily and the Chief sets the Boys free and makes 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. Afterward, he is not seen again throughout the film.

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Trivia

  • Due to controversy surrounding the characters' portrayals, neither the Chief, his daughter Tiger Lily, or the rest of his tribe have returned in most of Disney's Peter Pan-related material. However, the village and totem pole can be seen in the sequel, and they make physical appearances in the 2002 videogame Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land and in Disney's Magic English series. Plus, have been also produced action-figures of the characters.


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Characters
Peter Pan: Peter PanPeter Pan's ShadowTinker BellWendy DarlingJohn DarlingMichael DarlingGeorge DarlingMary DarlingNanaCaptain HookMr. SmeePirate CrewTick-Tock the CrocodileLost BoysIndian ChiefTiger LilyNeverland Indian TribeMermaids

Return to Never Land: EdwardJaneDannyNana IIOctopus

Locations
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Songs
Peter Pan: The Second Star to the RightYou Can FlyA Pirate's Life (Is a Wonderful Life)Following the LeaderWhat Made the Red Man Red?Your Mother and MineThe Elegant Captain HookNever Smile at a Crocodile

Deleted: The Pirate SongThe Boatswain Song
Return to Never Land: I'll TryHere We Go Another PlanSo to Be One of UsI'll Give You One Guess

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Pixie DustAlarm ClockCaptain Hook's HooksBomb
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!FairiesDisney FairiesJake and the Never Land Pirates
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