2017-01-05 / The Holy Road

Dawson Pedro Protector

Dawson Pedro Protector was born on September 22, 1943 in Manderson, SD to Adam and Esther (Flying Hawk) Protector. Dawson made his journey to the Spirit World on December 26, 2016 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Dawson is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Tail of Porcupine, SD and Evelyn Protector of Belle Fourche, SD; cousin, Brenda Protector of Manderson, SD; nieces and nephews, Martha (Andre Janis) Protector of Wounded Knee, SD, Priscilla Tail of Pine Ridge, SD, Ella (David) Lays Bad of Porcupine, SD, Lula (Steve) Jones of El Paso, TX, Mary Tail and Crystal Tail both of Pine Ridge, SD, Cynthia Stands of Rapid City, SD, Pete Stands, Jr. of Manderson, SD, Heather Protector of #4 Community, Oglala, SD, Norman Red Star of Manderson, SD, and Cameron Red Star of Rapid City, SD; and numerous grand children and great grandchildren.

Dawson was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Esther Protector; brothers, Lloyd, Albert, Leonard and Emerson Protector; sister, Roselyn Protector; uncle, Alex Protector; aunt, Lucy Yellow Boy; and niece, Candace Stands.

A two-night wake service starting was held for Dawson at 3:30 PM, Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD. Funeral services took place at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD with Apostle Pedro Sharpfish and The Rev. Harold Eagle Bull officiating.

Burial services concluded at the St. Thomas Episcopal Cemetery, Manderson, SD.

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

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