Scobey George Baker, Jr. (Scobey John), age 12, of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Mt, went home to be with our Creator on Sunday, July 18, 2021, in Evanston, WY from a traffic accident.
Tatanka Hoksina (Buffalo Boy), named because he belongs to the Tatanka Oyate. From the beginning we knew he was special. He was so full of life and made an impact on everyone that crossed his path. He loved everyone. He always shook hands and referred to everyone as his relatives. You were either, mom, dad, grandpa, auntie, uncle, sister or brother. From birth Scobey John lived a traditional way of life. At 3 months old he started attending Inipi with his grandpa William. His Inipi family called him a little sweat piglet. He danced in Paradise with Crow Dog, most recently he danced alongside his Growing Thunder family and Wahacanka Ska Wiyang Wacipi and in South Dakota at Wasu Kasna Sundance. Since he was just a couple months old, he was a true Poplar Indian fan; he was his sister’s and brother’s #1 supporter. He was entering into 6th grade at Poplar Middle School where he advocated to better display the United States, Tribal, and Montana flags. Scobey John’s dream was to be a powwow announcer, a head man dancer, and bring in the Eagle Staff. Scobey John also participated in cross-country, and basketball as a Poplar Indian.
Scobey John has been dancing at pow wows since he was old enough to walk. He first started dancing with his papa William. Soon he hit the powwow trail with his mom and dad, Jen and Gib and his siblings where he danced alongside his sister Gillian. He Ate, Daryl Growing Thunder gifted him his first wapecha. Throughout his travels he gained numerous family and friends who he loved and prayed for. He loved to sing whether it was sundance, powwow and peyote songs, you could always hear him singing. Scobey John was an Indigeneer, if you ever drove by his house, you would see him putting up flags, or tipis, or buildings sweats and making an eagle staff. He could do this out of anything he could find. Scobey John enjoyed life to its fullest. Scobey John was truly a gift from our Creator, bringing his own beautiful light into this world. He left a lasting impression upon everyone he met an those who witnessed him dancing or heard him singing.
Scobey John is survived by his paternal great-grandmother Faye McGrath, his paternal grandmother Nadine McClammy and his moms; Jennifer Medicine Cloud, Kai Teague and Kelly Baker Aune and his dad Gib Medicine Cloud, his sisters; Vivan Baker, Gillian Medicine Cloud, Gracelyn Medicine Cloud, Taizha Larae WhiteHorse, his brothers; Cade Baker, Davis Cravens, Geordy Medicine Cloud, Christopher Justin Fox, Jr., Deacon Desmond WhiteHorse, his uncle; Vaughn Dix (Helen) and his extended adoptive family; mom Esley Sherman, Ina Ramey Growing Thunder, Ate Daryl Growing Thunder, brothers; Delray Lilley, Inya Growing Thunder, Wambdi Growing Thunder, and Cetan Growing Thunder, Keenan Sherman and sisters; Lauren Crawford, Alex Crawford and Isabella Crawford, Leena Sherman. And his many relatives including the Yellow Hawk, Nation, Baker, Shawl, Lambert, Medicine Cloud, Jackson, Escarcega and Reddog families.
Scobey John is preceded in death by his mom Diane Lambert, his father Scobey George Baker, Sr., his paternal grandfather William Baker, and maternal grandmother Tiffani Reddog.
Mitakuye Oyasin- All my relatives.