Iron Eyes Cody.  True story, he is not an American Indian, but an American-Italian.  Because he had such a positive image for Indians (and helped Indians) he was welcomed by them as one of their own.

Iron Eyes Cody.  True story, he is not an American Indian, but an American-Italian.  Because he had such a positive image for Indians (and helped Indians) he was welcomed by them as one of their own.