Real Name: William Talltrees

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

Occupation: Native American tribal chief

Group Membership: Cheyenne Nation

Affiliations: Cheyenne Nation, Goliath (Clint Barton), Red Wolf (Will Talltrees), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Vision

EnemiesCornelius Van Lunt

Known Relatives: Thomas (brother, deceased), William (Red Wolf, nephew), Rebecca (sister-in-law, deceased), Wildrun (Red Wolf, ancestor, deceased), Johnny Wakeley (Red Wolf, ancestor, deceased), Thomas Thunderhead (Red Wolf, alleged common ancestor)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Wolf Point, Montana, USA

First Appearance: Avengers I#81 (October, 1970)

Powers/Abilities: William Talltrees had no superhuman powers but was brave enough to aid the other Cheyenne against Cornelius Van Lunt.


(Avengers I#81) – After the Avengers Quinjet was attacked by Jason Birch and a Zodiac attack craft filled with robots, Goliath and Red Wolf made their way to the ground and shortly after found their way to Red Wolf’s old Cheyenne reserve. Once there, Red Wolf attempted to rally the Cheyenne to fight against the corrupt tycoon Cornelius Van Lunt, who had been pressured them all to sell their land. William Talltrees stepped forward and questioned whether Red Wolf was the true champion of legend and reminded him of the death of his brother Thomas from months earlier. William was interrupted by the arrival of some of Van Lunt’s gunmen, who intended to kill the Cheyenne. After Goliath and Red Wolf fought off the gunmen, William revealed that the Cheyenne were convinced of Red Wolf’s heroism and agreed to accompany him to Van Lunt’s mansion. William and the Cheyenne Nation then made their way to Van Lunt’s mansion and prepared to confront the tycoon, only to be warned away by the Vision.


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

William’s first name was first revealed in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#9 (September, 1983).

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Avengers I#81, p11, pan4 (William Talltrees, main image)
Avengers I#81, p11, pan5 (William Talltrees headshot)

Avengers I#81 (October, 1970) – Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (art), Tom Palmer (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 03/29/13

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