Hazel Sylvia Red Bird “Glí Yuké Wi”

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February 13, 1925 – November 24, 2018

Hazel Red Bird (Glí Yuké Wi - Comes Home To Stay Woman) was named after her grandmother, who followed Chief Sitting Bull (Lalá Tatáka Íyotaka) to Canada and then returned to settle on the newly-created Standing Rock Agency in 1881.

Hazel was a descendant of Phizí (Chief Gall), head of the Kaíska band of Húkpapa, and one of the first Episcopal converts on Standing Rock.

Her grandparents were Maurice Bearsheart Shoots The Bear, Maggie (Iron Horn) Shoots The Bear, William Red Bird, and Glí Yuké Wi.

Hazel was born at home in Wakpala on February 13, 1925. Her parents were Samuel Red Bird and Susan (Shoots The Bear) Red Bird.

She attended St. Elizabeth's Mission School, where she learned English, and went on to Wakpala High School.


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