Comanche Nation family welcomes Johnny Depp into the tribe
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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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