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The Long Journey Home for Albert Afraid of Hawk, Mar. 4

Date: Monday - March 04, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Torp Theater

The Long Journey Home for Albert Afraid of Hawk

Nicholas F. Bellantoni, PhD, Connecticut State Archaeologist

State archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni will discuss the story of Albert Afraid of Hawk, Lakota Sioux, who died in Danbury, CT, in June 1900 while performing with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Wooster Cemetery.  

In 2008, a local historian found the cemetery archives and the burial location.  Family members on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation requested that Albert's remains be returned to the reservation for reburial according to Lakota heritage.  

The presentation tells the life and death of Albert Afraid of Hawk, the story of the Lakota people, the archaeological exhumation, forensic identification and repatriation of his remains.

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