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Chickamauga Cherokee Chief Passes On

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  • Chickamauga Cherokee Chief Passes On

    I got this email from a fellow Rappahannock Tribe Member the other

    Chief Harold Hicks Passes

    Chief Harold Lee Hicks, 59, of Bolivar, Missouri passed suddenly on
    Thursday, January 27, 2006 at Saint John's Hospital in Springfield.

    Chief Hicks was instrumental in the formation of the Water Hollow Band
    of Chickamauga Cherokees and was our first chief. He said many times
    that he hoped to live long enough to get the band on a solid foundation.
    He was successful in his efforts.

    Harold was a big man in many ways. A loving husband, doting father and
    adoring grandfather, Harold's family was his life.

    He always had a funny story to tell, and no one could remain depressed
    very long in his presence. His booming laughter will echo inside my head
    as long as I live.

    He had a deep connection with his People, past and present. His fame as
    an arrowhead finder was legendary. While walking through the woods or an
    open field with friends, he would often shush the conversation claiming
    he'd "heard" an arrowhead. Unfailingly he would then walk a few feet,
    dig in the dirt and find one.

    The last words he said to me were "I'll see you down the road, Old
    Girl." I can hardly wait.

    His ashes will be scattered on Sacred land at a later date.
    Sometimes In The Shadowed Night I Become Spirit

  • #2

    sorry for your loss of a man but not a chief...................


    • #3
      My Sincer condolances for the family ....I have to find my cheeokee roots some where.
      and how much I have. Sorry for a chief I have never met. will meet someday in younder blue. Tikiboo


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