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AFRAID OF HAWK & THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

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The museum welcomes CT State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni for a presentation about Albert Afraid of Hawk and efforts to recover and return him to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

In 1900, Albert Afraid Of Hawk was performing with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show touring New England when the performers came down with food poisoning.


Albert died in Danbury Hospital and was buried in
an unmarked grave in Wooster Cemetery. Local historian, Bob Young located Albert's burial card from the cemetery archives and notified the family at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Albert's grand-niece, Marlis Afraid of Hawk, had a dream that Albert wanted to come home and she initiated the repatriation process.


Dr. Bellantoni presents the history and his responsibility of exhuming Albert for the long journey home.


This event is free & open to the public.

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