Albert Afraid of Hawk

alfred-afraid-of-hawk-blogAlbert Afraid of Hawk was a 20-year-old Sioux who was part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show when he died in Danbury, CT in 1900.  He was buried in an unmarked grave.

In 2008, a Danbury historian discovered Albert’s burial location and notified his descendants at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  After four years of red tape and raising money, family members brought the remains of Albert Afraid of Hawk back home.  His great niece Maris Afraid of Hawk said, “Now everything has come into place.

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