Lakota Holy Man, Visionary, Ambassador, Healer and Storyteller
Frank Fools Crow in prayer before the United States Senate, 1975.
Frank Fools Crow, Ceremonial Chief of the Teton Lakota, lived from 1890 to 1989. As a frequent visitor to Bear Butte, it is believed that he gained many healing powers on the mountain. His stories perpetuated the cultural richness of the Lakota people and included remembrances of his uncle, Black Elk.
Fools Crow's life was dedicated to the promotion of unity and respect for all people. We will always be remembered, Not only by family and friends, but by all people of color and those who had the opportunity to shake his gentle hand...the hand of a great leader and a great gentleman.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 44° 28.058′ N, 103° 25.255′ W. Marker is near Vale, South Dakota, in Meade County. Marker can be reached from Bear Butte State Park Drive one mile north of U.S. 79, on the left when traveling north. Located at the Bear Butte State Park visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20250 SD-79, Vale SD 57788, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp J.G. Sturgis / Scooptown (approx. 2 miles away); Bear Butte (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bear Butte (Mato Paha) Indian Camp (approx. 4.9 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camps (approx. 4.9 miles away); Charles Nolin, Pony Mail Carrier (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Frank Fools Crow. (Submitted on January 11, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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