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Ceremony to mark passage of Lakota warrior Thin Milk


More than 100 years after his death, a Lakota warrior named Thin Milk will finally receive a proper burial.

Thin Milk was raiding a ranch on the Pine Ridge Reservation sometime after the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. He was killed during a skirmish with ranch hands and buried in a makeshift grave.

The circumstances of Thin Milk's death were passed along through the generations. In 1948, the late John Swallow Sr. discovered the warrior's bones. Swallow's family now plans to hold a proper burial ceremony for Thin Milk this fall.

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Ceremony to give warrior closure (The Rapid City Journal 7/19)