Description: Johnny Crown is a slender young man with all the features common to his Sioux heritage. Long straight black hair to his waist, very bronzed skin, high cheekbones and a "roman" nose. At 5'7" and 130 lbs he does not stand out physically. Where he does standout is in his attire (native garb - beaded leathers moccaisons braided hair with a couple feathers etc.) and his attitude. He is very outgoing and proud of his people, but it is also clear that he wants the two cultures that he interacts daily with, to live in harmony. He is an outspoken environmentalist, and animal rights activist. Most people in town think of him as that "weird indian kid that is stirring up trouble." What most of them feel is guilt and resentment that this young man has a conscience and is trying to do what they should also. He is in no way violent, and will go out of his way to help anyone even those who belittle his efforts.
To his people he has all the makings of a great "peace chief" or medicine man. His ability with traditional medicines and in the spritual side of Indian life has made him a fixture at the tribal council. Which is amazing for one so young.
Considering his upbrining, it is something of a miracle that Johnny made it to this point. His father ran off when he was very young, and his mother o.d.'d on alcohol and drugs not long after. Even then Johnny was a precocious child; he, as a few other children were, adopted by the tribe in general. Moving from family to family, learning at the Elder's knee all the traditions of his people, Johnny developed of fierce love of his culture and it's traditions. He seemed to understand that the general resentment that many of his tribe felt at the whites only hindered their own progress. He is determined to keep his culture alive and integrate it into the 21st century.
In school Johnny was the natural target for bullies at first, because he so proudly displayed his differences from the other children. As time passed, the bullies began to leave him alone because he couldn't be intimidated easily. They would mock him, and call him names, but they couldn't get a rise out of him. He'd get beaten up now and again, because he wasn't really able to defend himself. Even with all that, he'd still offer to help the person that hurt him if he saw he needed help. Most of the time it was refused, because of who he was, but people began to see that Johnny was truly a good-hearted person.
Outside of school Johnny loves to work at the local animal shelter. He seems to have a way with aniamls, and has even impressed the Veterinarian with his basic skills. His two best friends are his Raven "Kanjee", and wolf "Akecheta". He has joined all the school clubs that relate to the environment and/or animals. He is also part of the choir and band. Whenever possible he rides his horse and camps away from the town. Although he is not an official boy scout, he has been invited a time or two by the local scoutmaster along on nature hikes and camping outings to show the kids "how indians did things". It doesn't bother Johnny that the attitude is condescending, and who knows, maybe he'll plant a seed in some child's heart that may eventually help his people.