Tonto: The Man in Front of the Mask is the first biography of Jay Silverheels, a Mohawk from the Grand River Six Nations. He was the original Tonto on the Lone Ranger T.V. series.
As a youth Jay had to deal with the same prejudice and stereotyping that followed him to Hollywood. Contemporary comments are made throughout including reference to the newest Lone Ranger movie released in 2013 and Johnny Depp’s unique portrayal of Tonto.
This visually stimulating 128 page hard cover book is prominently displayed at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Center, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, in the Sports Hall of Recognition.
Author: Zig Misiak
Publisher: Real Peoples History