Chante, Tantanka AKA Silk, Gary

MINNESOTA, Bemidji – A memorial service was held for TATANKA CHANTE, also known by his engish name Gary Silk, on March 23, 2010, at his home in Bemidji. He was born October 1, 1948, on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, North Dakota. He passed away March 20, 2010.

    Tatanka Chante joined the U.S. Army, and shortly after his life changed forever. He understood what his journey in life would be; he was to be a warrior for the people. He would continue the fight that the warriors and his ancestors before him fought. It was walking in the Longest Walk in 1978 and the teachings of the Treaties taught to him by the Elders that guided him in the right direction. His greatest weapon in his fight was the guidance he received from the Creator and the Spirit Helpers. (Red Lake Nation News, March 26, 2010)

 

 

 

 

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