Mark Wandering Medicine (Wandering Medicine) was born to George Elkshoulder Sr. and Eva Lame Bear on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation on October 8, 1947.
He spent his entire life in Birney. He married Ilo Hollowbreast Wandering Medicine and had eight Children: Mark, Craig (Janelle), Sam, Marquel (Denny), Michael (Challis), Lamar (Trina), Marcia (Reed), and Bessi (Ben).
Early in his adult life, he became involved with ceremonies, often participating yearly until he achieved the status of a Religious Leader. He also attained the position of Chief Headsman of the Cheyenne Dogmen Society. For many years, he instructed many young Cheyenne men in fasting at Bear Butte located near Sturgis, South Dakota and in Sun Dance Ceremonies in Oklahoma and Montana as well as in the Cheyenne Arrow Ceremony.
He became known for his knowledge of the Cheyenne Ceremonies, especially the ceremonial songs. He conducted Native American Church services and naming ceremonies.
His most recent achievement was participating in cultural preservation locally, nationally, and internationally. He became well respected through his spiritual endeavors, his teachings, and knowledge of Cheyenne ways and established many good relationships with people he came in contact with.
The old Cheyenne traditional funeral rites for Cheyenne Arrow Men will once again be performed. Flowers and other modern burial customs, other than food for the wake and last meal, are respectfully requested not to be brought and the family respectfully asks for your kind considerations and understandings in this regard.