Dan is Cajun fo’ sho’, but comes from Native-American Indian des-cent. He has deep Creole drawl. Back in the pioneering days of the pilgrims, the US Army drove out many of his Choctaw tribes west of the Mississippi. After the 1831, Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, some Choctaws were chosen to stay in the newly formed state of Mississippi and were to be considered U.S. citizens. He was separated from his family at a young age. It was then that he was orpaned and enslaved to stay and work in the cotton fields. He doesn’t recall anything but the days leading up to his separation from his fa-mily. There was much bloodshed on his reservation and he watched his whole family get slaughtered. From there he ended up on a Plantation where he was tasked to work in the kitchen while the slaves picked cotton.
Now this character is still human, for the most part. More often than not, he will have a flashback to that forsaken day and his meanstreak comes out! He has a terrible temper and when he gets angry, POOF, he becomes a cayenne pepper person! Sometimes it only last for moments. Other times he may stay as a Pepper Person for days. When riled, Dan, the man starts turning bright red and in a cloud of smoke he disappears. Seconds later out pops Ca-yenne Dan. This is his better side and he knows it. Tennessee Bob believes his condition has something to do with barometic pressure: after all he lived in the swampy areas off the shores of the Mississippi River.
Dan curses God daily for not allowing him to finally pass on. You see, poor Dan has always had a drinking problem and it has taken a toll on his body. When he has his snoot full and is enticed during those sacred nights around the campfire,
everyone would rather Cayenne Dan come out to play! So everyone is always antagonizing this human until the point that his better half comes out. He loves it when Bob and crew get into the Folk and Bluegrass music and he does some crazy Indian dances around the fire to entertain onlookers!