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Behind the Scenes with Longmire Advisor Marcus Red Thunder

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown June 24th, 2014 Last Updated on: June 24th, 2014

Are you a Longmire Fan? In case you're not familiar with the show, Longmire is an A&E drama television series based on the “Walt Longmire” series of mystery novels written by author Craig Johnson.

One of the characters in the Longmire world is Henry Standing Bear, a Cheyenne man who is Walt Longmire's best friend and confidant. As it turns out, Henry Standing Bear was based on author Craig Johnson's real life friend, Marcus Red Thunder. The creators of the show turned to the Red Thunder when they needed a technical advisor to make sure they got all the Native details perfect.

In the video below you can see his contributions to the episode “Miss Cheyenne”.

In the “Miss Cheyenne” episode that aired Monday night the lead character Walt Longmire juggles a murder investigation and his duties as a fill-in judge for the Miss Cheyenne Pageant.

If you didn't catch it, you can watch the full episode of Miss Cheyenne on A&E: http://www.aetv.com/longmire/video/miss-cheyenne

Longmire airs Monday nights at 10pm Eastern / 9pm Central on the A&E cable network.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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[…] Marcus Red Thunder and Craig Johnson talking about the Indian influences (Yes, “Indian” influences. As Marcus Red Thunder would say we are all Native to America.) […]

Lisa Tesner

as a Non Native, I desire to be a part of a true Powwow….is that possible? My Grandfather was Cherokee but he was my Grandfather by marriage, not by birth. Just to watch and see is what I wish.

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