Behind the Scenes with Longmire Advisor Marcus Red Thunder

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By Toyacoyah Brown,

Are you a Longmire Fan? In case you’re not familiar with the show, Longmire is an A&E drama television series based on the “Walt Longmire” series of mystery novels written by author Craig Johnson.

One of the characters in the Longmire world is Henry Standing Bear, a Cheyenne man who is Walt Longmire’s best friend and confidant. As it turns out, Henry Standing Bear was based on author Craig Johnson’s real life friend, Marcus Red Thunder. The creators of the show turned to the Red Thunder when they needed a technical advisor to make sure they got all the Native details perfect.

In the video below you can see his contributions to the episode “Miss Cheyenne”.



In the “Miss Cheyenne” episode that aired Monday night the lead character Walt Longmire juggles a murder investigation and his duties as a fill-in judge for the Miss Cheyenne Pageant.

If you didn’t catch it, you can watch the full episode of Miss Cheyenne on A&E:

Longmire airs Monday nights at 10pm Eastern / 9pm Central on the A&E cable network.