‘Lone Ranger’ Premiere Raises New Questions About Old Stereotypes

AHAHEIM, Calif. — Celebrities, Native American emissaries, and throngs of fans headed to California this weekend for the world premiere of “The Lone Ranger.” Johnny Depp stars as Tonto, the Native American sidekick, and his portrayal — complete with broken English — has stirred controversy in Indian Country.

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tristan ahtone

Tristan Ahtone is an award winning journalist and member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Born in Arizona and raised across the United States, he was educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Columbia School of Journalism. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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