THE DEER CLAN ( a – ni – ka – wi )
Members of the Deer Clan were guardians of the deer in the forest. They made
sure that when a deer was killed by a hunting party, its spirit was properly respected because
it had given its life to feed a family. An offering of tobacco scattered in the four
directions was made to the deer’s spirit for its help in nourishing the people.
They were also known throughout the entire villages for being the best hunters
and the fastest runners and were often called upon to be messengers.
Our color is Brown, Our Tree is the Oak.
Chief: Luck "Gray Wolf" Bates
Vice Chief: Penny "Black Feather" Coutlee
Recording Sec: Mala Patterson
Clan Rep to the Governing Body: Bob Bailey
Meetings for 2017
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crossed over on May 24th, 2016. He was our Vice Chief, Brother, Friend, Son, Husband, Father and dedicated tribal Member. Dennis will be greatly missed, but also rewarded for his kindness and love he had in life.
"We never say goodbye, we say until we meet again
"Do hi yah"
During #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, we take time to reflect on the lasting contributions Native Americans have made. This year’s celebration theme, Serving our Nations, acknowledges our intertwined heritage, and gives us opportunity recognize Native Americans who have and continue to serve in the Army.
Deer Clan Member Rita "Drumgore" Majors
Lucky "Graywolf" Bates
Penny "BlackFeather" Coutlee
Listen to the tree's they speak....Listen to the wilderness...it teaches.....Walk gently on Mother Earth....She knows... Give thanks to the Great Spirit for each new day.....
It saddens us to know that James Wires ( Deer Clan ) crossed over to be with the Great Spirit. The tribe is sending prayers and thoughts, as the family grieve's. Know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of “James Wires” He was a Veteran and a Drummer for the Deer Clan & Veteran's lodge.
He will be greatly missed