Alfred Afraid of Hawk

Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Da...
Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, USA Entrance gate to cemetary, location of of Hotchkiss gun used during Wounded Knee Massacre and later mass grave for victims. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Buffalo Bill performer remembered during ceremony

September 09, 2012 7:00 pm • Associated Press


// MANDERSON | Descendants of a Native American man who died more than a century ago while touring with a western-themed show gathered together Sunday to honor his life and celebrate his remains coming home to a South Dakota reservation.

About 75 people gathered at a gymnasium on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to take part in a traditional Lakota funeral for Albert Afraid of Hawk, who died at the age of 20 at a Connecticut hospital in 1900. A ceremony at a nearby cemetery followed Sunday’s service.

My Lakota family Ellowyn Locke has a niece named Maria Afraid of Hawk who is a relative of Albert…. They attended this service….. Lara


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