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Big Chief Rattle Snake[1] (alternatively written as Big Chief Rattlesnake),[2] also known as Häuptling Schwarzer Adler (Chief Black Eagle)[3] or Chief Buffalo,[4] is an Indian minifigure from the Western Indians theme that was introduced in 1997 and has appeared in four sets.


Big Chief Rattle Snake wears a brick yellow shirt and bright red pants, and his torso and legs feature additional printing with blue and white patterns and a white necklace. He has a large white feather headdress decorated with black, red, blue, and gold. His head is printed with red triangular tribal facepaint and a visible nose. He often wields a tribal spear with feathers with along with a shield, and sometimes a black rattlesnake. The rarest variation, featuring the LEGO logo printed on his back, was exclusive to LEGOLAND parks.[source?]


Chief Black Eagle is the father of Sui, residing in the Chief's Teepee at Rapid River Village. In the Time Cruisers comics, he finds Tim Timebuster and Ingo with Sui's unconscious body, so he mistakenly believes them to be responsible and orders his tribesmen to attack. They bring Tim and Ingo back to their village, where the Chief proclaims that the war council will decide their fate. However, Ingo breaks them free of their ropes and they escape.

In Soccer Mania, Chief Buffalo is the goalie of the Chief's Tribe soccer team. His best stats are his speed and goalkeeping (144/272), while his shooting, passing, and tackling are lower (128/272).[5] In story mode, the player's team meets Chief Buffalo at Boulder Cliff Canyon, where they play against the Chief's Tribe at Teepee Town. After the player wins the match, the wise Chief Buffalo uses a totem pole to open a magic portal to the Knights' Kingdom, helping the player track down the Brickster. Chief Buffalo can then be added to the player's custom team.


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  1. 6766 Rapid River Village and 6709 Tribal Chief, respectively named 6766 Big Chief Rattle Snake's Camp and 6709 Big Chief Rattle Snake in 1997 UK catalogs
  2. Bricks 'n' Pieces August 1997, pages 6-7
  3. World Club Magazine Nr. 5 November/December 1997, page 12, unofficially translated from German
  4. 5784 Soccer Mania
  5. Soccer Mania ALL Character Stats (Official Numbers) - Game Discussion - Rock Raiders United