Flipping channels and I came across “Saskatchewan”, a 1954 movie about the Canadian frontier. The big stars were Allan Lad and Shelley Winters.
I was pleasantly surprised when Jay Silverwheels (“Tonto” of The Lone Ranger”) was playing Cajou, an Indian from the tribe who had good relations with the white people.
The movie was released in 1954. I’m not sure if he was already playing “Tonto” in the classic TV series.
By the way, the movie’s choreography was fantastic.