Integral Member of Catawba Indian Nation Passes Away

Posted October 11, 2017 12:25 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News
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John George, who was an integral part of the Catawba Indian Nation’s cultural and political renaissance died this past Monday at the age of 71. George, was a U.S. Navy veteran, and the first modern tribal medicine man for the Catawbas.

He was named official medicine man after tribal recognition in 1993, following a land settlement with the South Carolina and federal governments, according to  Elizabeth Harris, spokesperson for the tribe.

Services for George are pending.

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