Cheyenne Poor Bear


Funeral services for 42-year old Cheyenne Poor Bear are Sunday, July 31, 2022 at noon at the Four Winds American Indian Council, 201 W 5th Ave in Denver, CO, with traditional Lakota services by Robert Cross

Cremation will follow the funeral with burial at a later date

A one-night wake service starts Saturday, July 30, at noon, also at the Four Winds American Indian Council in Denver.

Cheyenne Little Fawn Poor Bear – TaSina Gluha Mani Wi – Carries a Shawl Woman – was born on April 27, 1980 in Alliance, NE to Eugene Poor Bear and Rita (Moreno-Poor Bear) Prince. Cheyenne made her journey to the Star Nation on July 26, 2022 at the Denver Health Medical Center in Denver.

Cheyenne grew up in the Denver Indian community and entered the powwow circle as a very talented fancy shawl dancer. She was also a member of the Medicine Warrior Youth Drum and Dance Troupe. She was honored to hold the title of ‘Ms. White Buffalo Princess’ and ‘Ms. Keepers of the Fire Princess.’

Cheyenne was an accomplished basketball player and athlete. She was chosen to play basketball for Girls International Sports in Paris, France.

She loved learning about ways to preserve our beautiful Mother Earth. She even took apprenticeship classes for a year in Northern California and landed a job for Grid Solar. This was her lifelong dream. She had just finished up construction classes and was enrolled at Aurora Community College for General Construction Contractor courses. Her dream was to become the first Native General Construction Contractor in Colorado.

Cheyenne is survived by her mother, Rita Prince; stepfather, Joseph Prince; nephews, Allen and Raiden Alford; cousins, Jennifer and David Schad; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and a very large extended family of friends.

Cheyenne was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Poor Bear; brother, Michael Poor Bear; maternal grandparents, Gilbert & Dellaveen Moreno; paternal grandparents, Allen Poor Bear & Ida Iron Crow; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Prince, Allen Alford, Derrick Reese, Anthony Apodaca, Red Fawn Janis, and Loma Star Cleveland.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Christopher Martinez, Dominic Moreno, Sabino Montoya, Raiden Alford, Ray Cruz, Rueben Medina, Grandparents: Audra ‘Rose’ Youman, Robert Red Shirt, Helen Flood, Colene Bald Eagle, Sunrose & Pearl Iron Shell, Barbara & Dellmarie Dull Knife, Christina Conquering Bear, All Poor Bear Families, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD