Laguna Pueblo Gives OK for 'The Lone Ranger'

Apr 23, 2012

Laguna Pueblo has given permission to Disney filmmakers to use some of their land during filming of "The Lone Ranger."  KOAT-TV reports the Laguna Pueblo tribal council recently approved filmmakers and actors, including Johnny Deep, to use Laguna Pueblo land for parts of the movie in production in New Mexico.

Pictures of Depp in full Native American dress have drawn some criticism and humor from advocates.  But tribal leaders say they hope the experience and the film will draw attention to the American Indian community.

Laguna Pueblo Governor Richard Luarkie says every tribe is different and Depp's attire is not a representation of the pueblo.  He hopes filmmakers learn more about the pueblo by filming on Indian land.