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A life along the Rosebud

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I'm honored to be the caretaker of this Purple Heart to Reuben Red Feather...a child of the Rosebud...

 

Pvt Reuben E. Red Feather (Sicangu Lakota) Sioux was a young draftee when enlisting at Fort Snelling. He crossed the Atlantic and fought in L Co., 3rd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division in Northeast France. Wounded in combat, he was awarded the Purple Heart. On 18 November, while scouting on the German enemy frontier in Marienthal, Pvt Red Feather failed to rejoin his platoon. Two weeks later, the young Lakota from Rosebud was found to have been killed in action. After the war, his remains were repatriated for burial in ancestral ground.

 

A long time ago, the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman came to Earth and gave the Lakota people a Sacred Pipe and a small round stone.

 

These gifts were to be used in the first rite, Keeping of the Soul, which she taught them. She also said six other rituals would be revealed to them.

 

Then, she left the people saying,

 

"There will be four ages, and I will look in on you once each age. At the end of the four ages, I will return."

 

 

 

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Always Buying...Medals...Patches...Wings... Singles or Groups...Top Cash Paid!!!

My Website...http://www.purpleheartsnorthcarolina.com/

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Nice ! i remember this heart from years ago selling on Ebay to a certain dealer !!! Great that you snagged it !


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Nice ! i remember this heart from years ago selling on Ebay to a certain dealer !!! Great that you snagged it !

I have chased this Purple Heart for years...I tried to buy this medal when it sold on Ebay also.

Always Buying...Medals...Patches...Wings... Singles or Groups...Top Cash Paid!!!

My Website...http://www.purpleheartsnorthcarolina.com/

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Its a rare piece of history ! It had to be 15 years ago or so . I bid on it but that craig guy snagged it ! Glad it found a good home !


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Its a rare piece of history ! It had to be 15 years ago or so . I bid on it but that craig guy snagged it ! Glad it found a good home !

Craig owned it later...it was bought by another gentleman I know on Ebay...

Always Buying...Medals...Patches...Wings... Singles or Groups...Top Cash Paid!!!

My Website...http://www.purpleheartsnorthcarolina.com/

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only the second native american KIA heart i have seen with native name ! I had a seminole indian heart years ago to a 40th division KIA but it did not have native name.

Congrats !!!


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I looked at this post multiple times trying to find the words to say about this medal and its history. The ultimate sacrifice for a greater good can never be repaid. Robert, I'm glad it found a good home.


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I too remember when it first surfaced on eBay. Didnt it come out of Nebraska?


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Very nice Robert.

 

Kurt


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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The irony is so rich reading this; if you are familiar with the treatment the Dakota people were given at Fort Snelling in 1862/3 and a few decades later a warrior from the Lakota enlists at the same place....... WOW!

 

Kurt


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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Is this piece numbered?

 

Kevin


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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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Great medal, Robert/


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Fantastic, very gratifying.


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