Thursday, December 13, 2007

Floyd Red Crow Westerman dies



Although you probably know him, if you know him at all, as an actor, he was far more than that.

As a member of American Indian Movement, and a spokesman for the International Indian Treaty Council, Westerman traveled the world extensively working for the betterment of native people. His vision of improved social conditions for indigenous people around the globe is reflected in the music of his second album, The Land is Your Mother, 1982. In 2006, he won a NAMMY Award for his third album, A Tribute to Johnny Cash. During his career, he played and collaborated with a number of notable musicians including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson, Buffy St. Marie, Jackson Browne, Harry Belafonte, and Sting.

4 comments:

hummingbird said...

You will be missed Floyd, but you are no longer in pain. Walk in Beauty Brother. Mitra

cvfe said...

peace my brother!

Carly said...

Celebrate his life! :-) with gratitude

WalkingBear said...

I thank you from a heart full of love and gratitude

Pilamaye Floyd
you have touched many just by being.

Fly with the Eagles Tunkashila

Nik WalkingBear