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Thomas Anthony “Tom” BullheadFree Access

Thomas Anthony “Tom” Bullhead

Red Shirt SD-Thomas Anthony “Tom” BullHead, Sr.-72 was born on September 20, 1950 in BullHead, SD to Xavier Bull Head and Mary Elizabeth (Brave Thunder) BullHead. Thomas made his journey to the Spirit World on July 20, 2022 at his home in Red Shirt, SD.

Tom started his education at Rock Creek-BullHead Day School alongside his brothers and sisters. Upon the relocation program, they moved to Chicago, IL for a short time. From then on, they went to Pierre Indian School and then to Mobridge. He also attended Wahpeton Indian School. In high school, he went to McLaughlin High School, where he graduated in 1969. After high school, Tom enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge.

In 1978, Tom met the love of his life, Beverly Wounded and married her in 1978. Tom was a skilled quill worker who made beautiful quilled medicine wheels. He was also an avid guitarist.

Thomas is survived by his spouse, Beverly BullHead; daughter, Elizabeth Mattie BullHead; sons, Thomas A. BullHead, Jr., Saul R. BullHead, and Francis C. BullHead; godson, Wakinyan Looking Horse; siblings, Earlwin BullHead and Tyra Salas; sister-in-law, Imogene BullHead; and grandchildren, Lariah A. E. BullHead, Jonah R. BullHead, Montaya Rose, Massey, Demetrius BullHead, and Slader BullHead.

Thomas was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth (Brave Thunder) BullHead; father, Xavier BullHead; daughter, Sammy Christine BullHead; sisters, Barbara BullHead and Alberta BullHead; brother, Francis BullHead; aunt, Evelyn Gabe; brother, Darrell BullHead; and cousin, Victor Brave Thunder.

Pallbearers will be Terrance “Terry” Two Bulls, Marcus Red Cloud, Saul BullHead, William M. “Bimbo” Wounded, Leland BullHead, Waylon Stands, Brenton Stands, and Anpo Hoksila Red Cloud.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Giroux, Victor Swallow, Donny Schockey, Rusty Merdanian & family, Cubby Agard, Ben Good Buffalo & Family, Scott Two Bulls, Jerry Two Bulls & family, Arlene Hawk & family, Patsy Weasel Bear & Girls, Colleen Condon & family, Maggie & Ron Red Cloud & family, Earl BullHead, Douglas Bissonette, Mr. & Mrs. Hermus Poor Thunder & Family, Josie Augustine & Family, Josephine Fast Wolf & family, Susanne Swallow & family, Red & Dee Two Bulls & family, Steve & Gloria Klomsten & the Reservation Outreach Organization, Roland Swallow & Tiffany Red Cloud & family, Opal Red Cloud & family, N.D. Repatriation & Tribal Committees, Standing Rock Community High School, Rock Creek Elementary School, Vice Chair of SRST Frank Jamerson, Tim Mentz & family, Elliott Ward, Lola Agard & family, Jerry Burke & family, Amy Yellow & family, Brother George from Catholic Church in Yates, All Relatives in Bullhead Community & McLaughlin, All Relatives & Friends in Idaho, North Dakota, & New Mexico, and All Friends & Relatives.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 24, 2022 at the Maggie Wounded Residence in Cheyenne Creek, SD with Military Roll Call at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Maddie Residence in Cheyenne Creek, SD.
Traditional Lakota Services: Kelly Looking Horse
Burial Services: 2:30 PM, Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Thomas, please visit our floral store.


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