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From: Mark S Madrid (madridm)12/13/07 3:24 PM 
To: All  (1 of 23) 
 2345.1 
floyd
I first met you on the Longest Walk,when you brought Max Gail and his boys to the medical tent.
Then we kept bumping into each other over the years all the way down into the everglades.
You struck me as a good man then, and I've never had occasion to ever change my mind. See you later older brother.
MM

sadly, I received the following message this morning:


From the Floyd Red Crow Westerman Family

Floyd Red Crow Westerman passed to the spirit world this morning in Los
Angeles, California, with family at his side. Services are pending. We
thank you from our hearts for all the prayers and support and kindness and
love that you have shown him and us.

Gwen Westerman Griffin
Mankato, MN



                     
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From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/13/07 10:33 PM 
To: Mark S Madrid (madridm)  (2 of 23) 
 2345.2 in reply to 2345.1 

I'm sorry to hear of the passing of this good man.

Where was the picture taken?  Looks like it must have been cold (you're both wearhing jackets). 

 

Aloha, Jeanne

ChristmasTree001.jpg picture by coconutqueen_hawaii

Mele Kalikimaka!

 

 
From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/13/07 10:38 PM 
To: Mark S Madrid (madridm)  (3 of 23) 
 2345.3 in reply to 2345.1 

Thanks Mark. I was just on my way over to post this. What an honor it must be to have known this man.

 

Tim

 

 

Native Times 12/13/2007





Floyd Red Crow Westerman (1936 - 2007)

Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Sisseton-Wapheton Dakota musician, actor, and activist, passed away at 5:00 a.m. PST, at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after an extended illness. He was 71.

Westerman, who began his career as a country singer, appeared in over 50 films and televison productions, including Dances with Wolves, Hidalgo, The Doors, and Poltergeist, and Northern Exposure. He appeared in 12 episodes of the 1990s TV series, Walker, Texas Ranger, as Uncle Ray Firewalker.

As a young man, he was educated at the Wapheton and Flandreau Boarding Schools, where he became a close companion and life-long friend of Dennis Banks. He left his home on the Lake Traverse reservation in South Dakota, with a suitcase and an old guitar in hand. He rambled across the country playing country music and original tunes in bars and clubs, living for some time in Denver. In 1969, his first album Custer Died for Your Sins became the background theme of the emerging Red Power Movement.

As a member of American Indian Movement, and a spokesman for the International Indian Treaty Council, Westerman traveled the world extensively working for the betterment of native people. His vision of improved social conditions for indigenous people around the globe is reflected in the music of his second album, The Land is Your Mother, 1982. In 2006, he won a NAMMY Award for his third album, A Tribute to Johnny Cash. During his career, he played and collaborated with a number of notable musicians including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson, Buffy St. Marie, Jackson Browne, Harry Belafonte, and Sting.

Westerman also worked throughout his life to empower Indian youth. "They are our future," he said in a November interview. "Today we are fighting a great battle against the popular culture that surrounds them. It's a battle for their hearts and minds. We need to work to inspire them to embrace their own history and culture. Without them, we Indians have no future."

Westerman will be taken home to Sisseton, South Dakota for memorial services and burial. Plans for a memorial service in Los Angeles are also being made.


 

 
From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/13/07 10:44 PM 
To: Mark S Madrid (madridm)  (4 of 23) 
 2345.4 in reply to 2345.1 

Mark, the Max Gail you mentions, is that the actor of Barney Miller fame?

 

Tim

 

 
From: Mark S Madrid (madridm)12/13/07 11:43 PM 
To: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 23) 
 2345.5 in reply to 2345.4 
Yeah .. I think the characters name was Wojohowitz or something like that.


                     
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Mark S Madrid
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From: Mark S Madrid (madridm)12/13/07 11:50 PM 
To: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 23) 
 2345.6 in reply to 2345.2 
The first day of the Miccosukee fair, the day after Christmas 1981 or 82 out at the Miccosukee rez, in the middle of the 'glades. Early morning and COLD that year.


                     
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From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/14/07 1:06 AM 
To: Mark S Madrid (madridm)  (8 of 23) 
 2345.8 in reply to 2345.6 

Is that one of those wonderful Seminole jackets he's wearing?  They are quite special.

 

Aloha, Jeanne

ChristmasTree001.jpg picture by coconutqueen_hawaii

Mele Kalikimaka!

 

 
From: Mark S Madrid (madridm)12/14/07 9:52 AM 
To: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 23) 
 2345.9 in reply to 2345.8 
yup. Those colors were popular by the end of the seventies. The one he's wearing could have been made out there on Trial. Many times, the different patterns are made up into long rolls by a woman, or several women, and then made into a jacket by another woman. Each one unique.


                     
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Mark S Madrid
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From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/14/07 1:56 PM 
To: Mark S Madrid (madridm)  (10 of 23) 
 2345.10 in reply to 2345.9 

Like fingerprints, huh?  Each one being unique. That makes each jacket all the more valuable.

Looks like the women who do this are very skilled artists who put much time and effort into it.  Fine work like that is not something that can be down quickly; it takes time.

 

Aloha, Jeanne

ChristmasTree001.jpg picture by coconutqueen_hawaii

Mele Kalikimaka!

  • Edited 12/16/2007 1:13 am by Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469)
 

 
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