I understand your sentiment, but in many ways you are disrespecting Jay Silverheels and many other Native actors who did what they could to pave the way for better roles for Natives today. In addition, and there is much to back this up, Tonto was always said to be of the Potawatomi where his name translates to "Wild One". Why put a European definition to it? Lastly, Depp has Native blood. As with most of mixed blood, how much can be argued, but you don't mention it one way or the other so I wonder if you did any research on that. Certainly I for one felt Eddie Spears would have been a much better choice for the role, but then no one asked me.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 05:51