Martin Louis Bad Wound was born June 7, 1965, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Louis Bad Wound and Margie (Conquering Bear) Morrison. Martin, 54, made his journey to the Spirit World at dawn on September 21, 2019, at his home in Martin, surrounded by his loving girlfriend and numerous pets.
Martin attended Bennett County High School until his freshman year. He went on to become a cowboy. His late father always told him to become a “Jack of All Trades.” He was a construction worker, ranch hand, mechanic, plumber, electrician and professional salesman. He was a sundancer for the many years and an active member of the A.I.M. movement. Later on, he married Angie Sam. He loved to joke around with people and make them laugh. He was always willing to lend a hand when someone needed help. He always said, “That was the Lakota way.” He lived and left the way he wanted to. We will always have the memories of Martin in our hearts where he loved to live… gone but never forgotten.
Martin is survived by his special friend, Carla Merrival; children, Louie Bull Bear, Bernita Bull Bear, Martina Bad Wound, Marion Richards, Kiva Sam, Bloomers Whirlwind Horse, R.J. Whirlwind Horse, Veronica Black Crow and Christopher Salway; siblings, Igmoo Bad Wound, Potsy Bad Wound, Honky Bad Wound, NaeNae Mousseaux, Colette High Bull and Marvin High Bull; ex-wife and friend, Angie Sam; grandchildren, Spud Sam, Tuffy Stone, Fuzz, Dolly, Keyshawn, Nanas, B-Man, Baby Cracker, Avaya, The Mexican, Todd Cody, Coco, Goo, Kye, The Eskimo and Ashton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Louie Bad Wound and Margie “Beaka” (Conquering Bear) Morrison; and siblings, Bill Justin, Garland and Phoebe Morrison, Noah Bad Wound and Bonnie “Bull” High Bull.
Pallbearers will be: Eldon “Angus” Black Bull, Little John DuBray, Jr., Waniyetu “Fuzz” High Bull, Brett Fly, Eldon Cassidy, James Mousseau, Morico Cruz, Martin Salazar, Stuart Drobny, Kaylen Mousseaux and Malcolm “Hawk” Eagle Louse.
Wake procession will leave Sioux Funeral Home at 1:00 PM, Thursday, September 26, 2019Visitation Service: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM at the Hisle Cemetery, Hisle, SD
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 6:00 PM, Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Bad Wound Residence located at #272 Sunrise Housing in Martin, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM each night of the wake.
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Bad Wound Residence in Martin, SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Michael Cross
Burial Service: St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Sharp’s Corner, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD