RAPID CITY, S.D.— Chief Leonard Crow Canine (Sicangu Lakota), a extremely revered medication man who served as a religious chief throughout the American Indian Motion’s 71-day siege of Wounded Knee on the Pineridge Indian Reservation in 1973, started his journey to the spirit world shortly after midnight Sunday on the Lakota Residence, in Fast Metropolis, S.D. He was 79.
“It has sadly come to our consideration that, at roughly 12:40 am, Chief Leonard Crow Canine has made his journey to the Spirit World. This can be a large loss to the Indigenous group of Turtle Island and to the American Indian Motion.” Philip Yenyo, govt director, American Indian Motion of Ohio posted on his Fb web page.
Chief Crow Canine was affected by colon most cancers on the time of his dying.
Native Information On-line will publish an obituary for Chief Crow Canine on Monday.
Arthur Jacobs contributed to this text.
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