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Doctor/Chief Flying Cloud

Doctor/Chief Flying Cloud or Edward Tarwater. See Pearl Gibson's note written on back of the photo, shown.

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I would like more information on the photo. Edward H. Tarwater is my great great grandfather. He was married to Rebecca Ann Thompson. We have heard of the walking preacher all growing up. any information would be appreciated. Thank you. Sheri Thurman
Mar 04, 2005 12:14 pm reply
I have the tiny original, owned by Pearl and passed down thru 4 generations. A letter from a man in Missouri told of his grandparents' info to him as a young child, of Dr. Flying Cloud passing thru, staying w/them for a time, preaching, that his plains style headdress came from Sitting Bull while he was at Big Horn, and Flying Cloud was then abt 4-yo. One day, as his norm, he took his Bible and walked on down the road. He was an old man by then and the headdress much worn and tattered. Last I have been able to track him. Family stories from Uncle James that he visited and ate w/the Dreher fam in McCurtain Co, OK regularly. Relative of the Thomas clan there, and husband's ggrandmother, Mary Frances Thomas [Mrs. George Dreher].
Mar 06, 2005 11:14 am reply
I would Love to Hear more & Comunicate,Iheard,walkingCloud in WVA & VA, Lee ,, [contact link]
Sep 09, 2008 2:35 pm reply
where in wva? this is very interesting......thank you
Sep 10, 2008 9:20 pm reply
Photo taken at John Loyd Gibson home Pulaski, Arkansas on
Doctor/Chief Flying Cloud

Edward Tarwater

Mini-biography
Born: 1840
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Edward Tarwater at 40 years old