The Long Journey Home for Albert Afraid of Hawk

Glastonbury - posted Jan, 06 2014

GLASTONBURY - “The Long Journey Home For Albert Afraid of Hawk,” is being presented by Archaeologist and UConn Professor Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Church Congregational, 2183 Main St., in Glastonbury. This is one of four free presentations open to the public sponsored by the Historical Society of Glastonbury through out the year. Albert Afraid of Hawk, Lakota Sioux, died in Danbury, in June 1900, while performing with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Wooster Cemetery. In 2008, a local historian found the cemetery archives and the burial location. Family members on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation requested that Albert's remains be returned to the Pine Ridge Reservation for reburial according to Lakota heritage. The presentation tells the life and death of Albert Afraid of Hawk, the story of the Lakota people, the exhumation and forensic work conducted by the state archaeologist and, the final repatriation of his remains. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 860-633-6890 or visit

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