Yellowstone’s Cole Hauser Asks For Help In Locating Mo Brings Plenty’s Missing Nephew

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Terrible news from the Yellowstone universe.

According to Cole Hauser, who plays Rip Wheeler on the show, Mo Brings Plenty’s nephew Cole Brings Plenty went missing on Easter Sunday near Kansas City. A missing persons report has been filed with local police, however Cole was last seen driving a Ford Explorer in Lawrence, Kansas. Family and friends have continued to look for him in the area.

Hauser took to Instagram to share the news, calling on his followers to help out if they can:

“My good friend Mo Brings Plenty son is missing. He was last seen on Easter evening in Kansas City. If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact the below or your local police.”

While Cole Hauser referred to Cole has Mo’s son, he is actually his nephew.

Hopefully Cole is located soon.

He was also featured in an episode of Yellowstone:

Of course, Broken Rock Tribe leader Thomas Rainwater’s (Gil Birmingham) righthand man, Mo (played by Mo Brings Plenty) starts out as just a driver and bodyguard, but as the the series moves on, he becomes a significant player in the story. Thoughtful and patient, yet strong and confident, Mo is essentially the Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) of the reservation, except with a little more grace and finesse.

We see him rescue Monica Dutton (Kelsey Asbille), help in the raid to rescue Tate, he wrangled up Checkers to deliver him to John, he helped Kacye Dutton (Luke Grimes) through his vision quest… he’s just all around awesome character. He’s one of the unsung heroes of the Yellowstone story.

So what do you say… can somebody get Taylor Sheridan on the line and give us a Mo spinoff?

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Mo Brings Plenty On Yellowstone’s Commitment To Native American Representation

It’s no secret that Yellowstone has been the hottest show on TV for the past few years. We all love Beth and John Dutton’s relentless spirit to keep the Dutton family legacy and ranch alive and well, going to every measure imaginable to protect it.

However, there’s one character that doesn’t get nearly the recognition he deserves, and actually plays a massive role during filming… and it’s Thomas Rainwater’s right hand man, Mo Brings Plenty. I mean, what do we gotta do to get a Mo spinoff?

Mo recently sat down for an interview with The New York Times to discuss his story, along with Native American representation in film and how he tries to make it as accurate as possible in Yellowstone.

He discussed how he tries to make sure the Native American lifestyle is preserved and displayed accurately:

“In our culture, we use these items to cleanse the space and protect the mind. But burning sage and sweet grass has become a fad and has been culturally misappropriated.

 The misrepresentation of us has been occurring for so long.”

Mo began his time on Yellowstone as Rainwater’s nameless driver, but quickly became a key character on the show. He weighed in on the deep meaning of the scene where Monica and Tate got into an awful car wreck after hitting a bison, ultimately resulting in the loss of Kayce and Monica’s unborn baby, John. His mother lost three children when he was only a young boy:

“It was a powerful moment, and very real for me.”

He was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where his interest in acting began after he would ask kids on the reservation where they saw themselves in the future…

And none of them said “on TV.”

So, he began in theater and worked his way into stunt riding, and then began to land supporting roles in movies and TV, like Hell on Wheels and The Revenant. However, a few years ago he was on the verge of hanging acting up for good, and heading back to his ranch in Kansas. But in that year, his buddy Gil Birmingham who plays Thomas Rainwater helped get him on Yellowstone.

Birmingham likes to tell the story about how Taylor Sheridan just used Mo as a no name driver, until Birmingham decided to use his real name “Mo” in a conversation between the two in one of the scenes.

He also admitted that Native Americans’ representation on Yellowstone has paved the way for shows to come, saying:

“‘Yellowstone’ was the catalyst to make room, to give space and inspiration for others to get involved with Native stories and give Native people opportunities.

We’ve often been left behind, but the way I see it and understand it, Taylor Sheridan said: ‘Come on, let’s go. That’s enough of you guys being back there. Let’s bring you up to the forefront.’”

Sheridan himself also weighed in on the importance of the accurate portrayal of native peoples:

“One cannot accurately tell the story of the West without telling the story of the original inhabitants of the region. Sure, ‘Yellowstone’ is highly dramatized, but the story lines are all rooted in truth.

To ignore the impact of our settlement on Native people is to tell half the story. And the Native American half has been habitually ignored by the entertainment industry.

We don’t ignore it. We look right at it.”

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