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Comanche Nation family welcomes Johnny Depp into the tribe

Actor Johnny Depp, who is reprising the role of Tonto in the film version of The Lone Ranger, has been adopted into a family from the Comanche Nation.

At a private ceremony in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last week, Depp was adopted into the Tabbytite clan by LaDonna Harris. He was given the name Mah-woo-pa.

"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,” Harris said in a press release.

Comanche Nation Chairman Johnny Wauqua attended the ceremony.

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Johnny Depp adopted as Comanche in Albuquerque (The Santa Fe New Mexican 5/22)

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