They're made honorary members of Native American tribes.
Johnny Depp has always said he has Native American blood, but now he officially has a tribe to call home. After hearing that the actor would be playing Tonto in "The Lone Ranger," the Comanche Indians invited Johnny to become an honorary member of their tribe. (Tonto is a Comanche.) "Welcoming Johnny into the family in the traditional way was so fitting," LaDonna Harris, a Comanche and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, told Indian Country. "Throughout his life and career, he has exhibited traits that are aligned with the values and worldview that indigenous peoples share." So can we adopt Johnny, too? (Hollywood Reporter)