Parmelee Canku Wakan (the Holy Road)

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Listing of burials on file at the SD State Archives in Pierre.

Benjamin Benton Brave Hawk (Indian name: High Star) was born 14 Feb. 1898 at White Horse Camp, now near Parmelee. He departed this life at his home in Martin, SD two days after his birthday. His grandfather was Chief Standing Cloud of Lower Brule. His grand uncle was Rain-in-the-Face. Brave hawk attended the Genoa School in Nebraska and was a life time member of the Episcopal Church. After his marriage to Emma Black Hawk, he moved from Todd County to Martin. Interment was at Inestimable Gift Cemetery. Survivors included his widow Emma of Martin; one sister Mrs. Martha Brave Hawk Standing Bull of Upper Cut Meat; two daughters: Mrs. Gladys Two Eagle of Parmelee and Mrs. Ruby Cook of Alliance, Neb. Three sons: Lorenzo Brave Hawk of Parmelee, Andrew Brave Hawk of Kansas City, Kan., and Eugene Brave Hawk of Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Brave Hawk and Sarah Little Thunder; two sons: Lavern and Loring. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 2 March 1970)

Carlene Ann (Sharpfish) Guerue, 29, mother of five children and a teacher's aide at He Dog, died in a car accident Sunday, Nov. 29. She and a passenger, Fontaine Guerue, 18, her in-law, were thrown from the car. Funeral services for Mrs. Guerue were held at St. Agnes Church in Parmelee, with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery at Ironwood. She was survived by her husband, George; her children: Georgia Ann, Rose Marie, Mary Ann, Leo Willard, and George James Jr.; and her parents Alfred/Allen and Mabel (Plenty Horse) Sharpfish, all of Parmelee. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 7 and 21 December 1970)

Harley Clifford Little Bald Eagle, 25, dove into shallow water at Eagle Feather Lake west of Parmelee about 7pm Sunday, July 26. Mr. Little Bald Eagle never came up again on his own power. The deceased was married to the former Victoria Eagle Feather of Parmelee. Mr. Little Bald Eagle was the son of John and Mary Little Bald Eagle. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 3 August 1970)

Stephen Spotted Tail, 74, a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church, tribal councilman for over 20 years, active member of the American Legion for over two decades, and an Indian cattle rancher, died Jan. 11 at Rosebud. He was the grandson of famed Sioux Chief Spotted Tail who led his people from their traditional homes near Ft. Laramie, Wyo. to the Rosebud Res. in 1878. He was born to William and Mary (Crockery) Spotted Tail in Valentine, Neb., Oct. 10, 1896. He attended school at St. Francis, Mission, and Rapid City before entering the U.S. Army where he served overseas during WWI. He married Minnie Star Boy and they had three children: William, Sylvan, and Neola. In 1924 he married Emma Iron Shell and they had seven children: Cornelia, Esther, Dennis, Calvin, Isabel, Norval, and Mary Jane. In 1957 he wed Nellie Red Fish. They had no children. Last rites were held at the Parmelee Community Center to accommodate more than 400 mourners. Burial was in the Holy Innocents Cemetery at Parmelee with full military honors by the American Legion. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 25 January 1971)

Pfc. Gabriel Two Eagle, 20, died in his sleep in Vietnam on April 25th. A wake for Pfc. Two Eagle was held at Upper Cutmeat and Parmelee Tuesday and Wednesday with funeral services Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Parmelee with burial at the cemetery at White Horse. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Two Eagle Sr. A volunteer for duty in Vietnam, Pfc Two Eagle was serving with C Battery, 6th Battalion, 27th Artillery. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 3 May 1971)

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