|Photo from Ebay
|Want your own Nakoma Doll?
You may want to try Ebay, because there have been
some dolls for sale there now and then.
Here's what they said about it:
"Don't think that the
women stars took over the year 1978, because
there were also several male celebrity dolls
introduced to the line that year."
"For you outdoorsy types,
why not Mattel's Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) and
Don Shanks (Nakuma, "Nakoma" on
packaging) from "The Life and Times of
Bio goes here - eventually....
So far there's no bio as such, so the info we have is
what Kim has gleaned from various websites and a radio
interview (on the web). Here's what she said in an e-mail
to the NativeCelebs discussion list:
I'm not sure how old Don Shanks is, but he was very
young when he played Nakoma on the Grizzly Adams TV
series in 1977 (38 episodes).
From an article I read he said he had done Greek
theater and pantomime before he got into acting. In a
radio interview that you can listen to online he stated
he had also done special effects makeup before acting.
>I seem to remember him from many years ago when he
> either co-starred or guest starred on several
Yes, he has been in several western TV series, such as
the NBC mini-series Centennial (1978), co-starred in
ABC's How the West Was Won (1978), and was in CBS's The
Chisholms (1979). He also co-starred in the series Dream
West (1986)and starred in Louis L'Amour's Down the Long
Hills (1986). He also starred in NBC's 1977 version of
The Last of the Mohicans as Uncas. He starred in and was
stunt coordinator in The Treasure (or Secret) of Lost
Creek, but I'm not sure if that's a western or not; I
think it is. He's also done stunts for Walker, Texas
Ranger, stunt coordinating for Promised Land, and
stunts/stunt coordinating for Touched by an Angel. He's
been in many more movies, but there are too many to list
>Is this the
> same Don Shanks or is it a junior?
It's the same Don Shanks. As far as I know, there is
no Don Shanks, Jr., that's acting. Don is still very
busy, making on average between three and four movies a
year. Some of the more-recent ones are an HBO movie, Made
Men, with James Belushi; Partners in Crime, Ride With the
Devil (Universal); Box; Temptation; and Shepherd, with