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September 9, 2012
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Marlis Afraid of Hawk, center left, touches the buffalo robe wrapped around the remains of her ancestor, Albert Afraid of Hawk, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Manderson, S.D. Albert Afraid of Hawk, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, died 112 years ago while performing with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. His remains had been buried in an unmarked grave in Danbury, Conn., until Robert Young pieced together the story and reached out to family members. Afraid of Hawk’s remains were returned to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and on Sunday, tribal members took part in a traditional Lakota ceremony to honor him.

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Daniel Afraid of Hawk talks about his uncle Albert Afraid of Hawk at Albert’s funeral service in Manderson, S.D. on Sunday, Sept. 0, 2012. Albert Afraid of Hawk, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, died 112 years ago while performing with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. His remains had been buried in an unmarked grave in Danbury, Conn., until Robert Young pieced together the story and reached out to family members. Afraid of Hawk’s remains were returned to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and on Sunday, tribal members took part in a traditional Lakota ceremony to honor him.

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Daniel Afraid of Hawk, third right, holding wooden pole, looks on during the burial service for his uncle Albert Afraid of Hawk, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Manderson, S.D. Albert Afraid of Hawk, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, died 112 years ago while performing with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. His remains had been buried in an unmarked grave in Danbury, Conn., until Robert Young pieced together the story and reached out to family members. Afraid of Hawk’s remains were returned to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and on Sunday, tribal members took part in a traditional Lakota ceremony to honor him.

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Pallbearers carry the remains of Albert Afraid of Hawk Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Manderson, S.D. Afraid of Hawk, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, died 112 years ago while performing with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. His remains had been buried in an unmarked grave in Danbury, Conn., until Robert Young pieced together the story and reached out to family members. Afraid of Hawk is now being buried in a traditional Lakota ceremony on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Family members took part in a wake service on Saturday for Afraid of Hawk, whose remains were wrapped in a buffalo hide.