Johnny Depp formally adopted into Cherokee tribe
Actor Johnny Depp, who recently revealed that his great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian, has been officially inducted into the Comanche Nation as the newest member of the Native American tribe.
The 'Blow' star's induction is timely as he is currently playing Comanche Nation character Tonto in a movie reboot of classic western TV series 'The Lone Ranger' alongside 'Social Network' star Armie Hammer.
Ladonna Harris, the president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, stated: "Johnny is reprising the historic role of Tonto, and it seemed like a natural fit to officially welcome him into our Comanche family.
"I reached out, and Johnny was very receptive to the idea. He seemed proud to receive the invitation, and we were honoured that he so enthusiastically agreed."
The 48-year-old four-time Oscar nominee accepted the honour at Harris' home on Wednesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is where filming is currently taking place. The star arrived bearing gifts and took photos with the members of his adopted tribe.
Harris revealed that "welcoming Johnny into the family in the traditional way was so fitting. He's a very thoughtful human being, and throughout his life and career, he has exhibited traits that are aligned with the values and worldview that indigenous peoples share."
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