September 18, 2009

Chippewa Elvis impersonator

Chippewa performers

Tribe to be well represented at Norsk Høstfest

By Andrea Johnson
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa will have a greater representation this year at the Norsk Høstfest, said Les Thomas, a member of the tribe's tourism board.

Tribal members Tom Patton, of Finley, and Taylor Dayne Falcon, of Belcourt, are both set to perform daily during Høstfest.

Patton has been an Elvis Presley impersonator for about three and a half years and will be performing Elvis standards from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s and changing his costumes to best represent how the performer looked at the different stages of his career.
Comment:  For more on Indians and Elvis, see Flying Elvi at Pojoaque and Navajos Love Elvis.

Below:  "Elvis impersonator Tom Patton, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tourism board member Les Thomas, and singer Taylor Dayne Falcon pose Friday. The tribe will have a large cultural display at the Norsk Høstfest starting later this month and tribal members Patton and Falcon will be two of the daily performers." (Andrea Johnson/MDN)


Anonymous said...

That's gotta be the only Indian who share a close resemblance to the king of rock.

Shadow Wolf--

Anonymous said...

I think Elvis was part Indian if I'm not mistaken, he was part Cherokee or Chippewa. He certainly has all the features.

Pam K said...

I was fortunate enough to see the Elvis show on New Year's Day- 2013..amazing performance. I am looking forward to enjoying this talent in the near future!! Show dates please??