Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Entertainment. Discussion »
There they were with snug smiles on their faces: Actor Johnny Depp, now an honorary tribal member of the Comanche Tribe and LaDonna Harris, a true member of the Tribe, riding the 21st Comanche Nation Fair parade last Saturday. He served as grand marshal of the parade.
Both are legends in their respective ways.
Ms. Harris is a revered elder across Indian country for her tireless work on behalf of American Indians that dates before Depp was born. She is the founder and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity.
Depp is a megastar, who plays Tonto in "The Lone Ranger" that is to be released during the summer of 2013. He was adopted into the Comanche Tribe this past May after tribal officials became aware he would star as Tonto - the sidekick to the Lone Ranger.
Female readers were fast to respond favorably to Johnny Depp as soon as we posted it to the Native News Network Facebook wall. Depp has a tremendous following in Indian country.
The tribe did not publicize the event so that people would simply show up to see the Hollywood star.
The photo was provided by a reader of the Native News Network who was in Lawton to celebrate the Comanche Nation Fair.
posted October 6, 2012 9:57 am edt
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