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Accession # 1998-P005
Collection Reifel, George, Jr.
Object Name print, photographic
Description (109) images, some with multiple copies, depicting three generations of prominent Sioux/German and Comache Indians.

FAMILY HISTORY:
George W. Reifel, Jr. (1942) became a Housing Management Officer and later, an officer for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. His older brother, Lyle Clark Reifel (1941) was a budget officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

George W. Reifel, Sr. was born in 1911. His fahter (William Michael "Shorty" Reifel) was German and his mother (Lucy Burning Breast) was Sioux. George attended Bacome Indian Baptist College (also known as Bacome School and Northeastern College). He became a teacher in the 1930s; he taught in Chemawa, Oregon and in Selb, Arizona. George married Faith Ticeahkie (1917-1960), a Comanche, who was born in Walters, Okla. She was the first Comanche to intergrate into the Walters (Okla.) grade school.

George's younger brother, Alex (1913- ?) was a civil engineer, and his youngest brother, Albert (1919- ?) was a medical doctor. He had one younger ½ sister, Agnes Bullard Spotted Tail.
George's oldest brother Ben (1906-1990) worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 22 years. He was also in the US House of Representatives from 1961-1971. His other older brother, John Charles (1908-1968) was a Public Service worker at the Pierre Indian Agency.
Year Range from 1880.0
Year Range to 1998.0
People Ticeahkie, Kitty Hokup (Asenap)
Ticeachkie, Leslie
Reifel, William Michael "Shorty"
Reifel, Faith (Ticeahkie)
Burning Breast, George
Reifel, George Sr.
Reifel, George
Reifel, Alex
Reifel, Albert
Tomah, Bruce
Tomah, Bell
Ballard, Agnes
Reifel, Benjamin
Cloud, Henry Roe