Johnny Depp dresses up as Tonto to meet Navajo Nation president

Johnny Depp met with members of the Native American Navajo Nation on the set of The Lone Ranger Depp, who plays Tonto in the upcoming Western remake, happily posed for photos with Navajo president Ben Shelly and vice president Rex Lee Jim.

With the Monument Valley in Utah as a fitting backdrop, Depp is seen in the photo sporting dramatic black and white make-up, a head band, and a brightly coloured cloth wrapped around him. The actor has also been given long, braided hair.

The snap comes shortly after a first official image for the film was released, which shows Depp and his co-star, Mirror, Mirror's Armie Hammer, on horseback, in what is tipped to be an exciting reboot that stays true to the original.
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Native American Fashion Trends

Fashion trends come and go, but like the little black dress some garb never goes out of style. For decades, footwear, jewelry, purses and clothing with Native American influences have surfaced as fashion staples, cycling in and out of designer collections in any given year. But is this cultural appropriation or high fashion’s attempt to salute indigenous cultures? Clothing chains such as Urban Outfitters have come under fire for labeling their goods “Navajo” with reportedly no input from the Navajo Nation. To boot, bloggers are increasingly taking to task non-Natives who wear headdresses and other indigenous apparel to play a cross-cultural game of dress up of sorts. By supporting indigenous designers and learning more about the missteps the fashion world has made in regards to Native dress, you can avoid making the ultimate fashion faux pas—cultural insensitivity.  Read More

Native American Genealogy & Family History - Native American Ancestry

Native American Genealogy & Family History - Native American Ancestry:

Many people have family stories of Native American ancestry. The "Indian Princess" story is the most common. Also, people want to research their Native American ancestry because either they or some family member "looks Indian". It is important to note by viewing the photo at right of Garnett S. SMISER, a certified Choctaw, proving looks are no indication of Native American ancestry. Sad to say, but Native American tribes did not have princesses either; chiefs and warriors, but not princesses. But since this is how many people get involved in genealogy, it is important to address it. Many people have the story of a female Indian in their line. Read More

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Taste of Easter!

Spring is here, bunnies are popular!  Check out these little 'wabbits for a few good smiles!

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