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OF THE ASSOCIATED *••» a. INDIAN KILLED BY AT mm \ mm ID ROCK .Riley Faw Faw Dies Instantly Instantly As Result Of Storm Monday OTHERS ARE INJURED Youth • Struck While Attending Attending Religious Rites , In Teepee While ho was participating in religious religious rites with members ot rti3 tribe, Riloy Faw Faw, 28-year-old Otoe Indian, was instantly killed j| when lightning struck the tepee in which the meeting was being held about 10:30 o'clock Monday night,' at the homo of Frank GrUnt four • mile:; west, of Red Rock. The death of the Indian youth came with the electrical storm which accompanied a heavy rainfall in the Red Rock area, that flooded streams and roads in that section. Faw Faw and about twenty members members of his tribe were seated 'in the teepee for the customary religious gathering of the Indian group. A smoldering fire which was being at a be (J. as exchequer. 8 used in the "making of the Indian medicine," a part of the ceremony, offered the only light in the teepee. Death Inslantsmeoiis Suddenly a bolt of lightning crashed into the pole which supported supported the. teepee and against which Faw Faw was leaning. The teepee caught fire but was extinguished by the torrential rain which followed. Faw Faw';; left side was seared by lightning and his death was instantaneous. instantaneous. Two other Indians in the group, Horton Homer and George Daily, were injured, but only slightly, when the lighting struck the teepee. Faw Faw has been making his home in Red Rock for two ye.iri following following his honorable discharge from i he United States Aim>. He was located in the Hawaiian Islands for three years. Since his it-sidence here ho has become widely-known. He was a full-blood Otre, The Indian youth is survived ,by his widow, two half-brothers,. Morgan Morgan and Elaine, of near the 'Otoe •agency, arid a brother,-Louis,'oftMor- rison;' and two sisters Alice Marie, of Red Rock, and Mrs. Nancy Whitecloud, Whitecloud, of Pawhuska. His parents are dead. Funeral arrangements have not will i been announced. The body is in of Davis and Son, funeral 'directors. ;;;r-™~V^Fwxrr«

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  1. The Perry Journal,
  2. 24 Jun 1930, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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