Native Obituaries

Native American Obituaries


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106-Year-Old Mohegan Medicine Woman Dies

Gladys Tantaquidgeon, the Mohegan Indian Tribe’s venerable medicine woman and a nationally known expert on ancient Indian practices, died Tuesday morning. She was 106.

A.I.M. founder, Dennis Banks dies of complications of pneumonia

Dennis Banks, a founder of the American Indian Movement who helped lead demonstrations — notably the 10-week siege at Wounded Knee, S.D., in 1973 — that at times descended into violence as they brought long-festering tribal wounds to national attention, died Oct. 29 at a hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was 80.

Blackfeet folk singer Richie Havens walks on

Folk singer and activist Richie Havens, Blackfeet, died at his home in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 22. He was 72 years old. Havens will always be remembered as the opening act at the Woodstock music festival in 1969.

Blackfeet honor Kicking Woman
Carter Camp Obituary
Cherokee Nation offers burial assistance for needy families
Ellen Moves Camp Obituary
Famed Navajo artist R.C. Gorman dead at age 74
Floyd Red Crow Westerman passes to the spirit world
Herbert (Herb) Powless Obituary
Joe Medicine Crow, last war chief of the Crow tribe is dead at age 102
John Trudell, activist, poet, and actor, walks on
Last Navajo Code Talker Dies
Last of the Comanche code talkers dies
Leonard Peltier’s Son, Wahacanka, Walks On
Russell Means Obituary
Ruth Ziolkowski passes on at age 87
Theodore “Ted” Lyle Means Obituary
Vernon Bellecourt, long time AIM leader is dead
Vine Deloria Jr. walks on
Wilma Mankiller, first woman chief of the Cherokees dies at age 64