The Monkees Go Indian

Magazine: Monkee Spec. #8
Editor: Ralph Benner
Volume: 1
Issue: 8
Publisher: Laufer Publishing Co.
Page: 24–25


The Monkees are flipped out over Indians… East Indians… American Indians… you name them. The Monkees love them!

When they had three days off during their summer tour, Peter flew a group of 30 up to Wisconsin to visit an authentic Indian Village. Mike was the only Monkee who didn’t go. The Buffalo Springfield were along to add to the fun and Henry Diltz took the groovy photos you see on these pages.

As Micky says, “The Indians had the right idea. They built everything in a circle so nobody would be left out… no corners.” THe Monkees are trying to live their lives this way so all their fans and their loved ones can be very much included in their exciting lives!

PETER WORE BEADS and was quite impressed by the beauty of the Wisconsin countryside. He spent a lot of time talking to fans who recognized him on this side tour.

DAVY WALKS FAST and the rest of the group had a hard time keeping up with him. He wanted to see everything and not missing anything. Once you’ve walked with Davy, you don’t forget it, because he moves quickly.

MICKY WENT BAREFOOT and brought his camera along to catch the action. A bus was hired to bring the Monkees’ party into the village. Some fans spotted the bus along the road and followed it to the village.

FLOWERS FOR PETER from a fan. Peter loves to get flowers as a gift, and he carried these with him as he toured the village. Peter is very thoughtful and treasures the things given him.

DAVY’S SUEDE INDIAN jacket looked appropriate for this tour. His beads also looked just right. After the Monkees toured the village they spent that night on a Pullman Train car which was parked outside of the village.