Isadore Charles Whitewolf – MO’Ē’HA – Magpie
Mo’ē’ha (Magpie), began his journey home on September 11th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. As the Cheyenne way goes, Isadore chose Alice Beartusk and Joseph Whitewolf Sr. to be his parents. He was born in Crow Agency, Montana on October 21st, 1949 – and spent his early years of life in Lame Deer, MT with his siblings Priscilla, Joy, Arvelos, Joseph, Letha, Eloise, and Justine.
Isadore attended school at St. Labre Indian Catholic School, and went on to graduate highschool at Lake Henry in Englewood, Colorado. He then carried on his adventures to Los Angeles, California. Soon after his time in Los Angeles, Isadore enlisted in the United States Navy. In 1973, after serving his country proudly as a United States Navy sailor, Isadore returned back to the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation where he started a new chapter in his life. In 1975, Isadore met Adeline Fox, and from this union came his son, Goldstein. During this era of his life, Isadore completed his Associates of Science in Business Administration at Billings Business College in 1979, and later received his Bachelors of Arts in Community Services at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1984. The memories he often reminisced about during this time of life included: marching in the flags with the Morning Star Chapter of Vietnam Era Veterans Color Guard at powwows across the country; attending A.A. meetings with his cousin Bonnie (Jim) Pipe; hosting dances DJ’d by his son Goldstein; traveling in his ‘69 Ford Fairlane to many concerts with his Blues brother, Anthony “Tony” Prairiebear; and meeting the love of his life, Farrell Evans.
Isadore held many professions in his life including: House Parent position for St. Labre Cheyenne Homes; book-keeper for St. Labre Indian School Administration; Director position at CETA/WIA Program for 30 years; Security Guard for the Northern Cheyenne Board of Health; and recently, Administrative File Clerk for Northern Cheyenne Food Distribution Program. Isadore dedicated his life to being a public servant to the people. Through his work, Isadore developed the traits he was known for: humility, respect, patience, and a heart of gold.
He was also a kind, loving, wise, helpful, and giving Suhtai man. He took pride in his lineage as an Elk Horn Scraper Society member; and his legacy as a warrior, like his P.O.W. veteran father Joseph Whitewolf Sr., and his great grandfather, Chief Woodenleg- who survived the Battle at Greasy Grass. He came from a culturally prominent, traditional, family; and he enjoyed passing on stories to the next generations. At his end of life, Isadore also found joy in going to sweats, Traditional Dancing, Hunting, visiting with his relatives, and cruising on his Chevy pickup listening to his favorite tunes.
Isadore is survived by his significant other, Farrell Evans; children, Emily (Dale) Limberhand, Tamara (Mark) Roundstone, Jonathan “Sonny” James, Goldstein Little Eagle, Nicole (Jared) Stewart, stepsons, Hadley(Corrie) Bigback, Kyle Bigback, and Zac Stotler; stepdaughters, Sheri (Jim) Bement, and Emily (Ronnie) Evans; grandchildren, Virgil (Nakia) Sr., Tamika, Spur Sr., Reuben Sr., Ashley, Tiffany, Jonaya, Jonathan Jr., Dusty, Anthony, Silver, Jorgi, Beautrice, JoVon, Jericho, Violet, Adrian, Anthony (Adree), Arianne, Angelina, Abigail, and Jared Jr.
He is also survived by his sisters: Priscella, Letha, Eloise, Justine, & Haroldine; nieces, Melissa, Patti (David), Pammy (Prunie), Tana (John), Elvira (Melvin), Christie, Malinda, Sidonia, Jodie (Todd), Alice, Billie Joy, Tanya, Tasha, Alice (Kahyo), Jessica (Jon), and Letha; nephews, Tommy (Lana), Timmy (Sara), Joseph Sr. (Mary), Edward Sr. (Millie), Kenny, Leland, Joseph III, Gerome, Sky, Brynie, Brycie, Vernissa, Krista, Daelynn, and Bryson; grandchildren,Jarrad, Chauncey, Kale, Brandi, Corey, Kara, Timber, Tahnee, Buell, CJ, Tommy, Jeffery, Nicole, Victor, Wally, Lacie, Melvin Jr., David, Pammy, Floyd, Eddie Jr, Jenise, Jackie, Jasmine, Joe Jr., Danielle, Jophyas, Kelcie, Colton, Ashanti, Macklyn Jr., Terence, Terry, Angel (Robert), Blayne, Brody, Khole, Eldon, Shannon, Aurora, Kenny III, Kingston, Leland Jr.,Tray, Frank, Alyssa, Nikki, Carl, Blake, Alysha, Tristan, Shalimar (Ty), DeShaydra (Levi), Angelena, Shawnee, Kaselei, Kaseian, Kaia, Tennesin, Mitchell Jr., Yasway, Shatorrie, Chaynin, Kaden, Blaze, Araya, Alorah, Cyrell, Pearlene, Taya, Fanny, Tylea, Cesar, Peyton, Andy Mae, Nicolas, Mackenzie, Ali, and Cyrus; cousins that were like his own siblings, Mercedes, Linda, Diane, Priscilla, Christine, Nathel, Edith, Eugene, Edwin, Larrry Beartusk, Sonny Flores, Darrell Eastman, Kenny Beartusk Taylor, Terry, Ron, Keith, Debra, Janelle, Leslie (Dana), Althea, Cindy, Jeromena, Jeri, Germaine, JoVon Johnson Woodenlegs, Leslie (Theresa), Mark (Ruth), & Fred Whitewolf Jr.; aunts Rosie Doyle and Bertha Freeman; uncle, Reuben Bear Tusk; special nephew, Greg Parker; special nieces, Misty (Hoksila) Pipe, Jenny (Brandon) Pipe, Donita (William) Woodenlegs Rowland, and Bianca Oldbull; friends that were like brothers, Ben Armentrout, Pete “Danny Boy” Risingsun, Peter Kohl, Arvy Littlewhirlwind, Merle Lopez, Sullivan (Lillian) Whitewolf, and Anthony “Tony” Prairebear; the Elkhorn Scraper Society brothers; and co-workers, Allen Pine and Ron Spang.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Alice Beartusk and Joseph Whitewolf Sr.; his sister Arvelos Whitewolf and brother-in-law and friend Bill Twomoons, sister Joy Whitewolf Foote; brothers, Joseph Whitewolf, Jr., Bernard Littlehead, Sr., Oliver Glenn, Sr., Ralph Beartusk, John Woodenlegs, Wendell Shoulderblade, Clayton Whiteman Sr., Dwayne Bixby Sr., and Don Allen Beartusk; cousin, Evalee Foote, cousin Bonnie Pipe and good friend Jim Pipe; uncles,Jiggs, and Kenneth Beartusk; aunty, Theresa Woodenlegs; nephews, Count Robinson Sr. and Nathan Bellymule; niece Allison Bixby; grandchildren, Heath Whitewolf, Paul Foote, and Tassey Robinson; stepdaughter, Lara Bigback; and good friend and co-worker, Sheldon Sandcrane.
Isadore is a descendent of Hump Back Woman, survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre, Jessie Blackbear Bixby, Mary Bixby Eastman, Lucy Eastman Beartusk families, as well as the following: Pease, Two Bulls and Little Eagles of South Dakota & Montana, Whitewolf’s of Canada, South Dakota & Montana, and the following families: Beartusk, Black Horse, Redwoman, Rowland, Shoulderblade, Yellownose, Tangled Yellow Hair, Bearcomesout, Starvingbear, Harris, Strangeowl, Killsontop, Firecrow, Littlebird, Oldbear, Greeny, Flores, LaFranier, Parker, LaFever, Bolson, Brien, Littlewhirlwind, Whitedirt, Pine, Red Cherries, Big Foot, Barton, Blackbear, Woodenlegs, Fox, Curley, Sherman, Bloor, Storm, Fisher, Wolfblack, Yellowrobe, Highpine, American Horse, Selage, Gray, Tallwhiteman, Redneck’s, Eagle & Whiteman.