Paha Ska, of Keystone, S.D., an Elder of the Oglala Sioux tribe from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, holds an original Peace Medal which were given out by the Lewis and Clark Expedition to Native American leaders between 1804-06.
Cynthia Ann Parker - captured at age 9 by the Comanches, she lived with them for 24 years, completely forgetting her European ways. She married a Comanche chief with whom she had 3 children, including the last free Comanche chief Quanah Parker. Rescued at age 34 by Texas Rangers, she spent the remaining 10 years of her life refusing to adjust to white society and attempting many times to escape and return to her Comanche family. Heartbroken, she stopped eating and died of influenza in 1870.
Glen Douglas was a veteran of three wars. Douglas, who passed in 2011, was born on the Okanogan Reserve in Canada, a Lakes-Okanogan Indian and part of the Colville Tribe. He joined the U.S. Army when he was just 17, the start of a long & distinguished career that saw him take part in three wars: World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. Buffalo Post remembers & salutes Mr. Douglas & all the brave veterans this Memorial Day weekend.