Leland Bearskin honored on Memorial Day

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Photo by William Swaim

The Wyandotte Nation Honor Guard honored U.S. Air Force Major (Ret.) Leland Bearskin (Sept. 11, 1921 – Oct. 5, 1993) Monday, May 26 at the Wyandotte Indian Cemetery during a special ceremony. Leland was the twin brother of Chief Leaford Bearskin.

Photo by William Swaim

Photo by William Swaim

Chief Billy Friend and Ron Bearskin, Leland’s nephew, gave opening remarks during the ceremony.

 

Photo by William Swaim

Photo by William Swaim

Photo by William Swaim

Photo by William Swaim

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