In January, we reported that the cable television network A & E is getting set to film a pilot series called “Longmire,” based upon the mystery novels written by Ucross resident Craig Johnson. Integral to the story lines are Native Americans, including the major character of Henry Standing Bear.
Auditions will be held in Billings, Montana Tuesday afternoon, March 8th at 1 o'clock at the Hilton Garden Inn, located just off of King Avenue behind Best Buy. Marcus Red Thunder, a close friend of Johnson and on whom Johnson based some of Standing Bear's traits, is helping to coordinate the auditions, which are open to Native Americans between the ages of early 20's to late 40's. He tells us.
Born in Great Falls as a member of the Soto, Ojibwe tribe, Red Thunder was raised in the Cheyenne tribe since the age of seven. He hasn't yet decided if he will audition himself, but explains how he became involved in the firstname.lastname@example.org