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Jason Aaron Buffalohead
Jason Aaron Buffalohead was a resident of Kaw City, Oklahoma began his journey to join his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jason was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on December 17, 1971. Jason was the son of the late Stacey Ellison Buffalohead and Barbara Joy Stumblingbear. Jason a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. He was married to Amanda Buffalohead, two daughters; Katzy Buffalohead of the home, Andry Wolfe of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and a gradson; Vadan Switch. Surviving siblings are his brothers; Pete Buffalohead and Jerod Buffalohead of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Aunt Linda Rhea, Nieces; Allana Buffalohead of Long Beach, California, Alia Buffalohead of Lawrence, Kansas, nephew; Keetha Buffalohead of Fairfax, Oklahoma. His Indian sisters Jocelyn Hayden of Shallotte, North Carolina, Nichole Stumblingbear of Fayetteville, North Carolina and his Indian brothers; Micah Stumblingbearof Shallotte, North Carolina, Dustin Stumblingbear of Lawrence, Kansas and Andrew Stumblingbear of Kansas City, Missouri and an uncle; Harley Buffalohead of Marland, Oklahoma.
Jason is preceeded in death by his fraternal grandparents Thurman Buffalohead and Thelma (Roy) Buffalohead, his maternal grandparents are Cecil Stumblingbear and Thelma (Bointy) Stumblingbear, his brother Wesley "Big Wes" Collins and his Pop Henry T. Collins. From his Kiowa lineage Jason is the decedent of several war chiefs he is the great-great-great grandson of Chief Stumblingbear, Chief Red Otter, Chief Red Tipi and Chief Apeahtone (Wooden Lance) the last official chief of the Kiowa Tribe.
Jason grew up in Lawrence, Kansas graduating from Lawrence High and he attended Haskell Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas and SIPI-Southern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jason was an artist excelling in drawing, wood work, clay and drum making and made beautiful music playing his Indian Flute. As a drum maker he was commissioned to speak on the Native American Drum making and singing. Jason was a proud member and officer of the Ponca Hethuska Society. He served as head singer for the Kaw Ilonska and head singer for the California Hethuska Society. Jason had a most interesting career he was a freelance Tattoo Artist, Ponca Tribal Singer, Traditional and Straight War Dancer a Fire Fighter in Wyoming, a Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Offricer for the White Eagle Police Department and he worked twelve years in the Casino Security Operations.
Pallbearers are Micah Stumblingbear, Robert Collins, Bruce Collins, Keetha Buffalohead, John Echols and Rock Pipestem. Honorary Pallbearers; Anthony Street, Roman Bermudez, John Shaw, Mark Collins, Colt Donelson, Bruce Johnson, Shelby Street, Dewey Donelson and Jordan Jones. Services will be at the White Eagle Cultural Center Friday, February 1, 2019, beginning at noon. A Traditional Ponca Funeral with Give Away and meal. Burial will be at the Ponca Tribal Cemetery.
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