Skip to comments.Marine Cpl. Brett Lundstrom Oglala Sioux Indian American Hero (Lakota Indian Marine Funeral)
Posted on 04/20/2006 5:15:21 AM PDT by Michael121
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THis was just too beautiful for words....
My sympathies to the family.
Rest in peace, Corporal Lundstrom.
Take your rest Marine, you have earned it.
Rest in peace.
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You are a hero, Cpl. Lundstrom. Thank you.
Lundstrom doesn't sound like an Indian name...
God bless Cpl. Brett Lundstrom and the country he served. May he rest in peace.
My family farmed on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. There is a quiet a bit of intermarriage between whites and the Lakota resulting in many tribe members having European last names, it is very common.
Wow, thanks for posting this. God bless our Soldiers and their families.
Freedom is not free.
Are you serious?
I'm choked up. Such a beautiful send off and seeing all of the vets that fought for this country. I love America so much and I cherish every soldier with a true heart who has fought for this country.
Please tell me that you're putting me on...
Yes, I'm serious that Lundstrom is NOT an Indian name.
There may be some Lundstroms who married Indian women (the other combination wouldn't pass the name along...) but that last name is of Scandinavian ancestry.
I don't doubt it at all. All I said was that his name didn't sound very Indian. And since they have European last names, they wouldn't be Indian last names, right?
Here's the deal. The Sioux never had last names, Europeans do. Everyone on the reservation has a European last name or an adopted one made up of English words like Means, Pelletier, Robideaux or something like Whirlwind Soldier, Goodshield, Afraid of His Horse, Crow Dog . Last names amongst the Sioux are a product of European influence.
That's pretty cool.
You mean to say that they only had one name? Kinda like Cher, Sting, and Madonna? That must have gotten folks mixed up unless the population was really small.
Do the Sioux tend to follow the religions of their namesakes? Do ones with scandinavian last names tend to be Lutheran or french surnames catholic? (I'm not trying to be funny; the question is legit.)
Generally yes they had single word or phrase names like Bigfoot, Sitting Bull, Black Cat, and Wolf Guts. Many of these names later became the last names of their descendants. I don't think there were too many mix ups as names were unique and native populations were small. Also folks did not live as long as they do todays making the likelihood of mix ups rather low.
The religious practices of the Sioux by and large have nothing to do with names. You must remember that many of the French names for instance date from the days of the fur trade. French fur traders were commercially oriented frontiersman and were not all that religious. Later on (after the reservations had been established) the religions practiced depended upon who they had intermarried with and other cultural influences (just like today).