John Wayne Long Sr

Graveside services for 82-year old John Wayne Long Sr are Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 4:15 PM at Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery in Oglala, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Sam Long

Visitation will precede the services from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Friday at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD.

John Wayne Long Sr was born on Jan 10, 1938 in Pine Ridge, SD, to David Long and Christine (Bad Heart Bull) Long and lived a full circle when he journeyed to the Spirit World on Nov 6, 2020 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

John grew up in Oglala and left South Dakota on a relocation program to California. A mechanic in California, he boarded a city bus and married his lifelong soulmate Marie, a secretary, on their lunch break in Hollywood.  John and Marie later moved back to Pine Ridge, SD.  

Know as “The Chief” to his family and friends, John will be missed for his warrior songs, war stories, jokes, OST Codes, speaking Lakota on a loudspeaker in his pickup truck, tribal politics, and his knowledge of Treaty Rights.  

John is survived by his wife, Marie Long; children, Darwin Long, Narda Long, Francis Long, Christine Long; Karen Long, and Leoncio Bald Eagle; siblings, Bartholomew (Patricia) Long, Evangeline Long, Darlene Long, Ivan Long, Lois Long, Beverly Long, Gillman Long, Sam Long, Helsondus Long, Anthony Long, Linn Cross Dog, and Marilyn Cross Dog; grandchildren, Darwin (Melissa) Long, Jr., Jennifer Long, Vanessa Chanmynarath, Golden Long, Desert (Noe) Martinez, Cetan Wakinyan and Tasha Standing Bear, Reggie (Kelsey) Wright, John Long III, Francis Long, Jr., Leighton Long, Carmen Long, Frank Long, Jr., Rose Long, Ivee (Bradley) Little Moon, MJ Long, Mahpiya-Ska Long, Marena Eder, Ta-Yamni Long, MaCario Long, Wakinyan Long, Kayla Ten Fingers, Leoncio Bald Eagle, Jr., Kaylani Bald Eagle, Consuela Bald Eagle, and Anastacia Bald Eagle; great grandchildren, Eternity Red Star, Harmony Red Star, Shayna Long, Diamond Bores A Hole, Mystal Bores A Hole, Lilly Long, Ariel Dumo, Marcus Mosley, Elijah Mosley, Michael Brings Him Back, Dorian Knowlin, Jr., TrinitiAnibel Knowlin, Elena Knowlin, Daquan Standing Bear, Aiyanna Standing Bear, Teyani Standing Bear, Kadasia Standing Bear, Jordan Standing Bear, Carter Wright, Elias Wright, Ezra Wright, Taja Cottier, Jr., Caelina Long Black Cat, Azariah No Moccasin, EJ Popielski, Taliyah Martin, Daisha Ten Fingers, Iris Roan Eagle, Denton Roan Eagle, Phoenix Valandra, Amuia Bad Hand, Tulimanu Bad Hand, and Aaron Black Bear.

John was preceded in death by his father, David Long; mother, Tina Bad Heart Bull; son, John Long Jr; siblings Aloysius Long, Vern Long, Francis Long, Sr., Mitchell Long, Milton Cross Dog, Rose Marie Bald Eagle, and Genevieve Long; grandchildren Zacharias Long, Desmond J. Red Star, Raelynn Cottier, Wiyaka Long Black Cat, and Alexis Jumping Eagle; and nieces Corrine, Mavis, and Marian Bald Eagle.

Pallbearers will be Francis Long, Mareno Eder, Dale Garnier, Sam Long, John “Buffalo” Long III, Justin Mousseaux, Timothy Bores A Hole, Billy Jo Garnier, Shannon Long, and Darla Black.

Honorary pallbearers will be the families of Dale Garnier, Stanley Garnier, Shannon Long, Xavier Long, Sherry Red Star, Lois Waters, Lina Long, Erica White Butterfly, Patricia Garbow-Long, Tino Yellow Horse, Ariana Yellow Horse, Timmy Bores A Hole, Earl Bores A Hole, Lasetta Poor Bear, Kayla He Crow, Eli Tail, Diane Standing Soldier-Ramos, Cathy Bianas, Tllana Weston, Barbara Baldwin, Margaret Yazzie, Delphine Yazzie, Linda Fourd, Marge Hernandez, Tobacco Family, Little Hawk Family, Cedar Face Family, Loud Hawk Family, Wounded Family, Ten Fingers Family, Black Feather Family, Catches Family, Dean Lakota & Family, Bad Heart Bull Family, Grey Eagle Society, and All Relatives & Friends.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD