Real Name: Thomas Talltrees

Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American, Cheyenne)

Occupation: Unrevealed, if any

Group Membership: Cheyenne Nation

Affiliations: Cheyenne Nation, Rebecca Talltrees, Will Talltrees (Red Wolf)

EnemiesJason Birch, Cornelius Van Lunt

Known RelativesRebecca (wife, deceased), William (Red Wolf, son), William (brother), Wildrun (Red Wolf, ancestor, deceased), Johnny Wakely (Red Wolf, ancestor, deceased), Thomas Thunderhead (Red Wolf, alleged common ancestor)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Wolf Point, Montana, USA

First Appearance: Avengers I#80 (September, 1970)

Powers/Abilities: Thomas Talltrees had no superhuman powers.


(Avengers I#80 (fb) – BTS) – While his son Will was living in New York as a construction worker, Thomas Talltrees and his wife Rebecca were pressured by tycoon Cornelius Van Lunt to sell their reservation land.

(Avengers I#80 (fb)) – Will arrived home on the reservation to find the corrupt Cornelius Van Lunt at the Talltrees home, pressuring them once more into selling their land. Angry that Van Lunt had nearly pressured Thomas into signing a deed to the land, Will ordered Van Lunt and his operative Jason Birch out of their home. As he left, Cornelius warned that the Talltrees had made Jason Birch angry and that he would not be held responsible for anything Birch might do. Not even a night later, Jason Birch and another goon drove past the Talltrees home and opened fire, killing both Thomas and Rebecca, and giving Will a flesh wound. Swearing revenge, Will donned the ancestral garb of the Red Wolf and climbed Wolf Point peak in an effort to summon forth the Wolf Spirit, Owayodata for help in avenging his parents.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Tom Palmer.

Tommy’s first name was not revealed until Avengers I#81 (October, 1970).

Tommy Talltrees is the white-haired man in the main image.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Thomas Talltrees has no known connections to

Min & PhilPhil & Min

Phil and Min were an American tourist couple who visited the Montana Native American reservation where the Talltrees lived. While there, Min noticed a young Will Talltrees and commented to Phil that they should take Will home and raise him civilized. Phil instead just told Min to hand him his ulcer pills. They then drove off, unaware that Will was growing tired of the Americanization of his Native American home.



--Avengers I#80

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Avengers I#80, p8, pan5 (Phil & Min)
Avengers I#80, p11, pan2 (Thomas Talltrees, main image)
Avengers I#80, p12, pan1 (Thomas Talltrees corpse, supplemental image)

Avengers I#80 (September, 1970) – Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (art), Tom Palmer (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 03/29/13

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