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Elvis the Chief

Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:55 am

Image

Any background info to that?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:15 am

The gentleman on the left is Chief Wah-Nee-Ota &

he was a member of the Los Angeles Indian Tribal

Council, here you can see Elvis being inducted to

the council by the Chief, this was in recognition of

his "Constructive portrayal of a man of Indian blood"

in the film Flaming Star, this happened in December

1960, so Elvis was now not only the King of Rock'N'Roll

but also a blood brother of Los Angeles' Indian community.

8)

Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:21 am

It was taken while Presley was in production for Wild In The Country, fall of '60/ January '61!

Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:53 am

TIGERMAN-GB wrote:The gentleman on the left is Chief Wah-Nee-Ota &

he was a member of the Los Angeles Indian Tribal

Council, here you can see Elvis being inducted to

the council by the Chief, this was in recognition of

his "Constructive portrayal of a man of Indian blood"

in the film Flaming Star, this happened in December

1960, so Elvis was now not only the King of Rock'N'Roll

but also a blood brother of Los Angeles' Indian community.

8)


I was thinking that's a picture from that event. Thank You for the details, Tigerman

Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:11 pm

Was his status rescinded after Stay Away, Joe?
Rick

Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:22 pm

Wow, awesome pix.. never saw it befoe and I truly love it... thank you so much for posting this one. :D