It may be the first you've heard about his heritage but he's talked about it quite a bit leading up to ( and after ) his directorial debut and starring in The Brave, which was in '97. He's never tried to hide it. Personally, I don't run around telling everyone I'm Polish or Ukrainian.It's a little sad that in the 1950's ABC found their way to casting an actual Native American on The Lone Ranger TV show, but here in 2012 Johnny Depp is cast in the role. He's rolled out the fact that he's apparently 1/16th or some other fraction, but it's the first anyone's really hearing about it.
I'm sure they'll reprise some sort of "Dances with Wolves" storyline to explain the situation.
Found this interesting link. There is a magazine article from 1988, assuming 21 jump street days that has a quote regarding his heritage ... although it doesn't really say how much. Technically I'm 1/64 myself . But my gradmother who was a 1/16 was considered enough Native American to qualify for free health care.He is?
Yes, Native Americans had ceremonial dress and everyday dress. For portraits (either photo or drawn/painted), individuals typically wore their "best dress". A headdress is typically reserved for ceremonial occassions.aelynn000 said:but I'd think it's more of a ceremonial type garb than everyday...again part of why I think this is only a single scene look.
I do like his armor/chestplate thing though..