|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2004|
New Jersey, USA
Thank you Cindy~ for sponsoring The Chief's memorial. He was a dear family friend. Blessings always~†
Chief; veteran, dad, husband, organizer, businessman, lecturer and writer of the Powhatan Renape Nation at the Rankokus American Indian Reservation in Rancocas, New Jersey; passed at age 79, The Chief suffered after fighting from various lengthy illnesses. Yet, he continued to work up until his death. He would attend his kidney dialysis as directed then, afterwards, most times; he would show up back at Indian Reservation to check on the tribe and its operations. During his time as chief, since the early 1970's, he was well known to be an advocate for other social groups of people concerning civil rights and worked with the New Jersey Governor, Christie Whitman. He had a warm gentle smile as he was a kind gentle man. He always had lots of stories to tell... His memories are truly cherished by those he met in business, government and various other community organizations from around the world interacting with other Native American Indian Tribes coming together for annual festivals throughout the United States of America.He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Cause of death: complications from diabetes.
(bio by: PauL Cofer)
Native American Burial Grounds
"The Native People of North America are living evidence of a cycle of evidence. That cycle extends as far back as human memory, and even beyond. Our ancestors are the very chain of Being that links us in that cycle from the past to the present, just as our children link us to the future. It is through our Ancestors and our children that we know who we are and where we stand in the world. To destroy the graves of our ancestors is tantamount to stealing our children, for we are One in a continuum of life. If you rip open our hearts, then the least we can ask is that you also provide a way to heal the wound.
As you know, many Native American burial grounds are disturbed, and often destroyed in these modern times, by agriculture, archaeology, road work, building, and other forms of construction. We take very seriously the physical and energetic imbalances caused by such activities, and consider it vital that the dominant society take full responsibility for its actions, and provide a means by which imbalances can be corrected. At the very least, in cases where burial sites have been disturbed, new land should be provided for the reburial of remains, where they can be reconsecrated according to the spiritual ways of our people. This is a small thing to ask, and certainly in keeping with the ideals of religious freedom and human rights upon which American society is supposedly based. Consider this carefully. We ask no more than would any self-respecting people, and no less than our ancestors would expect of us. This is as we see it. Aho."
Chief Roy Crazy Horse
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: 1 Alive in Christ ♥...
Record added: Jul 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28203018