Honey, I am alot older than you. When Johnny Depp hit the scene and started his movie rolls, he openly told everyone he was Native. At that time, it wasn't too fashionable to be Native. He finally dropped saying it after years of bull. My native kids grew up with him and admired him for being native and for being different and for his rolls he picked to play. Even today, he gets their attention when he picks rolls. I am interested in seeing HOW he plays Tonto. In our house Tonto was the smarter one, the rescuer of the Lone Ranger, the all around good guy but more important, we had a Native to watch and we loved Jay Silerheels. He broke a wall down to play Native. What we hated was the rolls of whooping natives surrounging a wagon train, showing them to be inhumane (when it was whites that were awful). Natives were blamed for everything wrong in movies. We ALL hated it and knew the difference between a vicotorious battle and a masacure. Natives were powerful and went agains guns with arrows, they fought their hearts out and if they won, it was a masacure. Some wonderful Native movies have been made and we own most of them at home so we can eduate our grandchildren and explain. I do believe Johnny Depp will have the power to make Tonto a real native human and able to show Native smarts that lack in whites.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 17:28