Dan Henderson: The Native American Knockout Artist
By Stoker Mac
According to the Confederated Umatilla Journal, "Henderson's grandmother, Alice (Bergevin) LeJune, is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes and owns land on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. From all accounts, Henderson is 1/16 Walla Walla Native American."
"Now I know I’m Walla Walla," Henderson told the publication. "It’s refreshing to find some of those things out. I look Indian and I knew I had some, but I didn’t know what tribe or exactly how much. It will be good to be able to tell my kids about their heritage."
So, not unlike his hunting ancestors, he is also a highly skilled and patient hunter.
The talk of Henderson's being a hunter and stalker is ridiculous and stereotypical. Maybe he approaches his fights with a mystical sense of oneness with nature. Maybe he punches every part of his opponent the way his ancestors used every part of the buffalo. But I doubt it.
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