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Sean Bighorn

Sean Bighorn Sean Bighorn


Sean Adam Bighorn, Dakota name “Sutaya Was’te” (Firmly Good), Nakoda name “Takes the Horse” Tasunka Kin Icu, 34, of Wolf Point died June 5, 2022, at his home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1987, to Roxann and Spike Bighorn. He spent his formative years living in Brockton and attended Barbara Gilligan Elementary School and Brockton High School until his senior year. He then transferred to Poplar High School, where he graduated in 2007.

Although he suffered from a genetic heart condition, it didn’t stop him from living a normal childhood — “hanging out” with his friends and cousins and tagging along with his older brother, Quinn, to all of his sporting events and activities. He was everyone’s “little brother” and was given the nickname “Smoke Dogg” due to a childhood incident while driving around town on a go-kart whose engine was on fire, leaving a cloud of smoke in its wake — completely unbeknownst to the driver.

Along with his love and fierce loyalty to his family, he had other interesting “hobbies” — basketball and powwows, darts and pool league. He was a renowned powwow singer and traveled the region attending every powwow he possible could during the summers. His primary singing group was Soldier Hill and he made lifelong friends through his singing and traveling with this group.

Although his heart condition made it difficult for him to participate in basketball like he wanted, he took great joy in the few times he did take the court. He loved to regal his friends with stories (some of them “tall tales”) of when he was on the court

Sean Bighorn

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