Hello. My name is Crystal Salway and I am very excited about this post. My mom is Reta Ann Bear Face and my aunt is Jean Bear Face. My uncles Phillip and Bob Bearface passed away when I was a child. I am 21 years old and I have grown up to only know my Salway side. My mom's parents both passed away when she was young and was adopted by the Two Hawk family that are Sicangu (Rosebud Sioux). We don't know much about our Bear Face sides. My aunt is the oldest of Bear Faces that we know of and shes in her 60s, my mom will be 60 this May 2011. I really appreciate these postings... it has made me very excited because I have come to the conclusion that my unborn sons are going to have the last name Bear Face to keep the name alive. Please contact me, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
So that means you have a lot of relatives including me.
Post by emilylevine on Jan 14, 2011 1:43:05 GMT -5
This post goes back to the Frances White Cow info earlier in the thread. The recent activity in the Bear Face thread made me reread everything and I realized I had some more info on Frances White Cow. LaDonna, I got this source from dear Byron so you may already have it:
"We met an Indian woman not far from the Agency. She said she had left the camp early that morning and was going to the Blackfoot camp below the Agency on the Missouri River. The woman said, 'We left Leaf on the Hill yesterday morning and an old woman who was carrying a baby hadn't reached the camp last night and a young Indian had gone back to see if he could find out what had become of them. . . .' We learned afterward that the young Indian who had gone back to search for the old woman and the baby girl had found them. The woman was dead with a piece of green buffalo hide in her starving mouth but she had wrapped the baby close to her body with a blanket and the little one was still alive and was brought in by the young man. She grew up to be a very fine young woman having been sent to the Carlisle Indian School [sic] and later became a teacher on the reservation. Her name was Francis [sic] White Buffalo (Pte-San) and she married Joshua "Spud" Murphy who ran a store and kept the Post Office across the Cannonball River from the Sub-Agency, an outpost of the Indian Agency at Fort Yates."