Written by The Herald-News
George Ronald Red Eagle, “Tokaheya Mani,” “Walks First,” 46, of Poplar, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Poplar Hospital.
He was born Dec. 28, 1968, to Gary “Buzzy” and Georgina Red Eagle in San Jose, Calif. He sang with the Fort Kipp Jr’s and Red Nation singers when he was younger.
He is one of the original Fort Peck Sioux singers. George attended school in Poplar, Brockton and Flandreau Indian School.
His hobbies included playing dice, playing cards and playing machines. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. George had no children, but he took Ann St. Germaine as his own. He raised her since she was a baby. He was known as “Dada” to all his nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was always telling jokes and sharing a laugh.
He is survived by his mother, Georgia Red Eagle of Poplar; brother, Gerred Red Eagle of Poplar; adopted brothers, Delray Smith and Archie Bear Cub Jr. both of Poplar; adopted sister, Amanda Bull Chief of Poplar; grandmothers, Lorraine Stormy, Rita Long Chase and Florence Youngman, all of Poplar; and grandfather, Mike Youngman of Poplar.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gary Red Eagle Jr., Geoffrey Red Eagle and Harold Red Eagle Jr.; and sister, Genine Red Eagle.
A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Activity Center in Poplar. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, also at the Activity Center in Poplar. Interment will follow at the Box Elder Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.