"He has no Indian blood in him that anyone can validate," Yeagley said. "[Comanche] officials got scooped up in the thrill of claiming a movie star."
Dawn Tahchawwickah of Dallas, Preston's daughter and Rodney's half-sister, described Youngblood as "only a family friend," adding, "He is nothing to my father."
Youngblood told The Times that Preston Tahchawwickah was not his biological father but his ceremonially adoptive father. Regardless, Youngblood said, "I am Comanche. I'm not going to go into names. My tribe knows it. That is all that needs to be said."