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Near Vale in Meade County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lakota Holy Man, Visionary, Ambassador, Healer and Storyteller

 
 
Frank Fools Crow Marker & Bust image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, July 1, 2017
1. Frank Fools Crow Marker & Bust
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"Give us a blessing so that our words and actions be one in unity, and that we will be able to listen to each other. In doing so, we shall with good heart walk hand in hand to face the future."

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 AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 44° 28.058′ N, 103° 25.255′ 
Lakota Holy Man, Visionary, Ambassador, Healer and Storyteller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2021
2. Lakota Holy Man, Visionary, Ambassador, Healer and Storyteller Marker
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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 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. William F. Raynolds (here, next to this marker); Thomas E. Odell (here, next to this marker); Sacred Mountain of the Plains Indians (here, next to this marker); Bear Butte (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Bear Butte (here, next to this marker); Dr. F. V. Hayden (here, next to this marker); Camp J.G. Sturgis / Scooptown (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Bear Butte (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Frank Fools Crow. (Submitted on January 11, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
 
Bear Butte State Park Education Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2021
3. Bear Butte State Park Education Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.   2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022