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David "Running Horse" Sawitzky was seen in the Season Fifteen episode, "A History Channel Thanksgiving".


David was invited to give a lecture for the students of Mr. Garrison's fourth grade class about the history between the British-European colonists and the Native Americans at the first Thanksgiving. He claimed to be 1/16th Cherokee Indian, which he believed gave him authoritative knowledge on the subject.

David arrived at Kyle Broflovski's home, where the boys were, and was infuriated after seeing Kyle and Stan Marsh interviewed on the The History Channel. He threatened the boys with a handgun until Miles Standish burst through the door, looking for Kyle, believing Kyle was an expert on Thanksgiving from the DeVry Institute (as the History Channel claimed in subtitles during Kyle's interview with them).

The fight ended when David's claims of being Native American were tested by Standish. He put a glowing ball in Sawitsky's mouth, which turned him to ashes, thus proving he was not truly of Native American heritage.


Despite his claims of Native American ancestry, David Sawitzky evidently appears to be White, with light skin, slightly rosy cheeks, and blond hair. However, he still insisted on wearing a traditional Native American headdress, along with glasses, a light yellow shirt, blue jeans, and brown boots.


  • David's claims appear to parody both the general trope of White people who claim to have Native American ancestry, and the specific instance of Jamake Highwater — a Jewish American man named Jackie Marks who made a career off of his false claims of Native American ancestry.

Minor Characters from Season Fifteen
Betsy MacIntosh | Bishop of Banff | Broadway Bros | Canadian Prime Minister | Chase | Christian Wulff | Crack Babies | Crack Baby Athletic Association (CBAA) | Dane Cook | Daniel | David Sawitzky | David Spade | David Weatherhead | Dean Howland | Duck President | Eugene Levy | Funnybot | Giant Reptilian Bird | Jacob Hallery | Jessica Pinkerton | Junichi Takiyama | Kevin James | Larry Feegan | Michael Moore | Miles Standish | Mr. Adams | Mr. Feegan | Mr. Peters | Mrs. Feegan | Ms. Bronski | Muscleman Marc | Natalie Portman | President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Representative | Prince and Princess of Canada | Rebecca Turnod | Russell Brand | Sarah McLachlan | Secret Society of Cynics | Selena Gomez | Slash | Stephen Tamill | Steve Jobs | Tooth Decay | Two Farmers | Tyler Perry | U.S. Border Patrol | Vernon Trumski | Wayne D | Mr. and Mrs. Weatherhead | Mr. and Mrs. Whipple | Wikileaks | Zach Galifianakis

More information: List of Minor Characters from Season Fifteen | Season Fifteen