Fern Cloud, Pastor

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Last updated 4/7/2020 at 2:29pm

KB Schaller

"So many of our people were told they couldn't be Christian and Indian; they had to choose," Fern Cloud discloses.

Similar beliefs by Euro-Americans in the past have prohibited women and Native Americans as a whole from preaching the gospel. Only recently did Native women such as Reverend Fern Cloud dare to dream of pastoring a church-especially a mainline Christian church.

Cloud, the great-great-granddaughter of Thaoyate Duta, "Little Crow," Chief of the Dakota people-relates that things changed somewhat when Little Crow allowed Presbyterians Dr. Thomas S. Williamson and licensed pastor...



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