John Red Cloud


Funeral services for 36-year old John Red Cloud are Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 1:00 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD, with Pastor Jeremy Mouw officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Mike Little Boy 

Burial is at St Agnes Catholic Cemetery in Manderson.

A two-night wake service starts Friday, Feb 17, at 3:30 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson.

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John Paul Red Cloud “Sungwacipi Hoksila” was born on August 8, 1986 in Pine Ridge, SD to Michael Bissonette Sr and Michelle Red Cloud.  John Paul made his journey to the Spirit World on Feb 7, 2023 at his home near Manderson, SD.

John Paul is survived by his mother Michelle Red Cloud; father Mike Bissonette; children Beverly Black Eyes, John Paul Red Cloud Jr, Katerine, Gloria, and Michael Hollow Horn; spouse Tiara Lynn Clifford; and siblings Loretta Red Cloud, Warren Red Cloud, Linsey Touche’, TJ Little Dog, Robert Little Dog, BJ Little Dog, Eric Little Dog, Taylor Clifford, and Zaylor Kills Enemy.

John Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents Oliver Red Cloud, Rudolph Bissonette, Valeria Apple, Stella Apple, Levi Apple, Madeline Little Dog-Bissonette; and sister, Samantha Touche’. 

Pallbearers will be Steven Black Tail Deer, Robert Killz, William Little Dog, Henry Clifford, Anthony Gomez, Charlie Waters Jr, Eric Kills Enemy At Night, Robert Little Dog, Darrell Cottier, Gerald “Cisco” Cottier, and Donald Yellow Horse Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Red Cloud Family, M-Towns Finest, Clifford Family, son John Paul Clifford, daughters Katherine “Dio” Red Cloud, Gloria “George” Red Cloud, Beaverly Back Eyes, Tyron Apple, Audrey Apple, Betty Little Dog, Howard Little Dog, John & Anna Steele, Tim Little Dog, Blossom Jumping Eagle, Loveletta Iron Horse & Family, Troy Red Cloud Jr, Mickel Red Cloud, Troy Cloud Sr, Tammy Red Cloud, Sherman Red Cloud, Talanla Cuny, Kassie Cuny, Kara Cuny, Richard Elk Boy, Mercedez Bissonette, Baby Lauren Bissonette, Delaney Apple, Martayen Bissonette, Nikki Bissonette, Britney Kills Enemy, Williene Little Dog, Carla Sleeping Bear, Loren Clifford Sr, Mesu, Martin Black Tail Deer Sr, John Mosby Little Moon, Austin Kelly, Candy Lemay, Amy & Leo Jumping Eagle, Bad Liver Crew, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.