James Dean “Jim” Picotte

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James Dean “Jim” Picotte
September 9, 1963 – April 28, 2020

James Dean “Jim” Picotte, 56, of the Cheyenne River Reservation entered the Spirit World on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Cheyenne River Health Center in Eagle Butte.

Traditional funeral services were held Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the Picotte residence in the Sans Arc Valley. Burial was at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery at LaPlant next to his Grandpa Dale Clark.

Jim was born to Carol Robinson and William Picotte on September 9, 1963 at the IHS in Eagle Butte. As a kid he was active in rodeo and excelled as a football player and a wrestler in high school. When everyone else purchased cars with their Sioux benefits, Jim bought a horse and a dog, the perfect choice for a man who would rather ride across the open prairie than be confined to roads.

Jim grew up in Armstrong County at the Clark Ranch with his Grandpa Dale and Grandma Dorothy. His greatest passion was ranching and raising horses on his ranch in Armstrong County. Jim loved riding his motorcycle, his other horse.

When Jim learned the Lakota way of life, he honored the traditions. He shared his gifts of prayer with his children and grandchildren and traveled with them to support the prayer circles being held for the oyate.

 

 

 

 

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