The 48-year-old actor is currently working in the remake of "The Lone Ranger" in which he is playing the fictional character Tonto, based on the Comanche tribe.
The actor was felicitated by President of Americans for Indian Opportunity, LaDonna Harris, said The Hollywood Reporter. "Johnny is reprising the historic role of Tonto, and it seemed like a natural fit to officially welcome him into our Comanche family," said LaDonna Haris.
The actor has in the past spoken about his lineage, associated with the Native American ancestry from his great-grandmother.
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