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Johnny Depp made honorary member of Comanche tribe

Johnny Depp talks to reporters at the premiere of 'The Rum Diary.'

May 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Johnny Depp is now an honorary member of a Native American tribe. Tribal leaders from the Comanche Nation in New Mexico presented Depp with a proclamation earlier this month.

According to one tribe member, the tribal chairman presented Depp with a proclamation at her Albuquerque home. She said the Comanche adoption tradition means she now considers Depp her son.

Depp's spokesperson confirms the actor participated in a ceremony, but she declined to give any further details.

Depp is in New Mexcio shooting a film adaptation of "The Lone Ranger." He's playing the ranger's Native American sidekick, Tonto.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.