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TONTO / Jay Silverheels

TONTO / Jay Silverheels


TONTO: The Man in Front of the Mask – Biography of Jay Silverheels

The first biography and complete book ever written about Harold J. Smith aka Jay Silverheels, a Mohawk from the Grand River Six Nations Territory.

Jay Silverheels known to all baby-boomers as Tonto of the original Lone Ranger T.V. series. This ‘award winning book’ begins with the Creation Story of the Six Nations ending with Jay’s death and a commentary about the Johnny Depp version of Tonto in the new Lone Ranger movie released in 2013.

Interviews were with family and friends. Jay’s life is illuminated, false information is rebuked and true facts are clarified and expanded upon. Oral history was blended with written information, respecting both sources, giving you the reader, a unique insight into Jay’s life.

Every baby-boomer will be surprised to find out who the “real” man portraying Tonto was. This book is also a useful teachers’ resource.

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Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Real Peoples History; 1st edition 2013
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981188060
ISBN-13: 978-0981188065
Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.3 x 1.4 cm (10” x 8” x 9/16”)

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