Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman

Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman in 2004, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Floyd L. Westerman

Date of Birth: August 17, 1936

Place of Birth: Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota

Date of Death: December 13, 2007

Place of Death: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Sisseton Santee Dakota, as well as 1/16th French-Canadian

Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, also known as Kanghi Duta, “Red Crow” in Dakota, was an American musician, political activist, and actor. He was also credited as Floyd Westerman. His roles included Dances with Wolves, The Brave, and Comanche Moon.

Floyd was born on the Lake Traverse Reservation, the son of Christian John Westerman and Emily Adams. His parents belonged to the Sisseton band of Santee Dakota people. Floyd was married to Rosie, with whom he had five children.

Floyd’s maternal grandfather was named Samuel/Kangianta Adams.

Floyd’s maternal grandmother was Justine LaFramboise (the daughter of Joseph Edouard ‎Fafard LaFramboise and Josephine Freniere Gray Eagle). Joseph’s father was French-Canadian.

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    true legend

    a bit dissappointed that he was not fully Native American though

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