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NM tribe makes Johnny Depp honorary
AP via YahooNews ^ | 5/22/12

Posted on 05/22/2012 2:43:20 PM PDT by Kartographer

Johnny Depp has been made an honorary member of a tribe in New Mexico, where he is playing a Native American in the film adaptation of "The Lone Ranger."

Comanche Nation tribal member LaDonna Harris said Tuesday that the tribal chairman presented Depp with a proclamation at her Albuquerque home on May 16. She says the Comanche adoption tradition means she now considers Depp her son.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: albuquerque; comanche; elizabethwarren; johnnydepp; ladonnaharris; newmexico; theloneranger
My question is does this make Johnny more Native American than Elizabeth Warren? ;-)
1 posted on 05/22/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...

New Mexico PING!!!


2 posted on 05/22/2012 2:45:47 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Perdogg

Thanks Kartographer. Related to “The Lone Ranger”.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 2:48:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kartographer

Can I have him over for lunch and make him an honorary white guy?


4 posted on 05/22/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Kartographer

The Comamches liked to dress up like bad drag queens?

Who knew..?


5 posted on 05/22/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: woofie

We could smear mayonaise war paint on out faces


6 posted on 05/22/2012 2:55:58 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Kartographer

Does this make Depp and Elizabeth Warren, brother and sister?...from a different mister....


7 posted on 05/22/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Kartographer

Can Barack Obama make him an honorary black man as well?


8 posted on 05/22/2012 3:00:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: silverleaf

Didn’t you ever see the movie ‘Little Big Man’?


9 posted on 05/22/2012 3:00:21 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Does this make Depp and Elizabeth Warren, brother and sister?...from a different mister....


10 posted on 05/22/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Kartographer

Forget being a Comanche...I’d just like to see him play a straight (read: not comic) vampire in “Dark Shadows.” Oh, well.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 3:06:34 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Kartographer
Too be fair that was the Cheyenne
12 posted on 05/22/2012 3:17:36 PM PDT by Dstorm (Palin 2012)
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To: Kartographer

13 posted on 05/22/2012 3:20:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Kartographer
Comanche Nation tribal member LaDonna Harris said Tuesday that the tribal chairman presented Depp with a proclamation at her Albuquerque home on May 16. She says the Comanche adoption tradition means she now considers Depp her son.

Wife of long-ago Oklahoma politician Fred Harris.

I don't know if Fred thought he had Indian ancestry like everyone else in what was once the Indian Territory, but it looks like he found a way to get around making false claims.

14 posted on 05/22/2012 3:27:51 PM PDT by x
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15 posted on 05/22/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Kartographer
I've lived in NM for 35 years and never heard of a "Comanche Tribe". There are reservations for Navajos, Apaches, scores of Pueblos (each a separate entity) and Utes along the NM-CO border, but no recognized Comanche reservation. The Comanche nation is headquartered in Lawton, OK.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 3:33:49 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: Dresses and looks like a '50's character from "Mad Men" but no one's buying his shtick.)
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To: Kartographer

Later depictions of Tonto had him more or less as Apache, wearing a similar outfit to a non-bluecoat Apache Scout.

http://www.sharlot.org/img/browsing_htmls/ina5.html

This would have been appropriate in the typical stomping ground of the Lone Ranger. Apache Scouts were highly regarded by the US Army, and Tonto being able to rub elbows with other Scouts in the area would have been a big help to what the LR was doing.

The last Apache Scout retired in 1947, but by that time, for close to 40 years, Apaches warriors, though not citizens, could and did become Reserve Army Officers.

This is not to slight the other US warrior tribes, who enthusiastically enlisted in both WWI and WWII.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 3:48:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: silverleaf

Hopefully Tim Burton is not directing The Lone Ranger.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 3:50:27 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

I’ve seen Depp’s “Tonto” makeup and costume and he looks like that lemur King Julien from “Madagascar”

Talk about “Sitting BULL”


19 posted on 05/22/2012 4:09:10 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Kartographer

Him play poker with buffalo chips.


20 posted on 05/22/2012 4:20:54 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Him eat buffalo chips with just a smidge of french onion dip.


21 posted on 05/22/2012 4:22:22 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GSWarrior

“Gore Verbinski”, per imdb:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210819/

He’s definitely JD’s new favorite director.

HOWEVER...

The movie has at least one scene that’s going to be a freak show, if the scene (scenes?) requiring these people makes it to the screen:

We are looking for:
Native American men age 18-75
Chinese (or Chinese-looking) men age 18-75
Women weighing 400 lbs or more age 18-60
Men height 6’9” or taller age 18-60
Extremely thin men age 18-60
Adult twins height 4 feet or shorter age 18-60
Limbless person (either no arms or no legs) age 18-75
Little people 3 feet to 4’5” tall age 18-75

http://www.4cornersfilmoffice.org/open-casting-call-in-durango-for-lone-ranger/


22 posted on 05/22/2012 11:31:28 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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