Philip Redeagle, “Kokepesni, Not Afraid,” 96, died on Sunday evening, Sept. 29, at Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash.
He was born in a log cabin at Fort Kipp on the Fort Peck Reservation on Nov. 25, 1916. He struggled courageously over the last year with his health. He is long known for his basketball skills. On Dec. 7, 2007, he was part of the first group of Indian athletes to be inducted into the Montana Indian Athletes Hall of Fame. His most memorable high school year was his senior year in 1936 when the Brockton High School basketball team took the State Championship. He was...
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