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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