Remains of Indian who died in Conn. return to SD

Posted
Sunday August 12, 2012

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) -- The remains of an Oglala Lakota Indian who died in Connecticut while touring New England with Buffalo Bill's Rough Riders 112 years ago are being returned to South Dakota.

The News Times of Danbury reports Albert Afraid of Hawk died at age 20 from food poisoning. His remains have been buried in an unmarked grave at a Danbury cemetery.

Several members of Afraid of Hawk's family, including a nephew and grandniece, plan to arrive in Danbury later this month from South Dakota for a private ceremony that includes the disinterment of their relative's remains.

Robert Young of the Danbury Museum and Historical Society contacted the Pine Ridge burial assistance office, which helped him find Afraid of Hawk's family and he traveled to South Dakota to meet them.

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