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Eugene "Buckshot" Littlewind

Eugene “Buckshot” Littlewind, age 53, of Fargo, ND, died Friday, July 1, 2016 at Sanford Health of Fargo.

Eugene Paul Littlewind, known as Buckshot, was born December 23, 1962, in Devils Lake, ND, the son of Pius and Mary (Waanatan) Littlewind.   He was the youngest boy of his nine siblings.  He attended New Rockford Elementary when he was young, and he then attended Fort Totten High School.

Eugene was a Golden Gloves Boxer on the Fort Totten Boxing Team and fought alongside his big brother Clifford.  The team traveled throughout ND, SD and Wyoming with a very successful record, and also boxed in the Olympic Trials in Las Vegas, NV.

He moved to Sioux City, IA, which he enjoyed and called home for a few years.  Eugene then returned home to Spirit Lake, and had recently moved to Fargo due to health issues. 

Eugene was self-employed as a talented and unique artist known for his drawings and paintings, and has many pieces of artwork in circulation. His abilities with crafts and beadwork, including Dream Catchers, Native American jewelry, and a variety of beadwork, resulted in very fine pieces of art.

Buckshot’s favorite pastimes were playing cards, card tricks, rolling dice, chess, Dominos (Bones) and listening to the music he enjoyed. He took his nephew Marlo Two Hearts under his wing, and held close to his heart his special niece Meada Jetty, who he kept in contact with no matter where he was.

His serious side resulted in him taking a stand for himself and others who were wrongfully treated and had experienced other forms of human injustice.  He was an advocate to protect human rights wherever he lived.

Eugene’s loving family who will love and miss him forever include brothers Clifford (Georgie) Littlewind, Sylvester ‘Son” Littlewind; sisters Renita (Bud) Shaw, Marsha Martin; nieces and nephews he cherished dearly: Michelle “Mickey” Two Hearts, Lavetta (Fox) Littlewind, Luann Littlewind, Nicole Littlewind, Holly Littlewind, Meada Jetty, Sara Thumb, Jodie Olson, Sarah Olson, Connie Charboneau, Melissa Littlewind, Keanu Martin, Blanche Martin, Marlo Two Hearts, Cornell Kirk, Clifton Rainbow, Denver Littlewind, Whalen Shaw, Jr., Gandi Shaw, Andrew Shaw, Bryer Shaw, Matthew Littlewind, Lil Son Littlewind, Kellan Littlewind, Christian Martin; aunts and uncles: Pauline Greywater, Helena Littleghost, Inez “Elaine” Robertson, Elizabeth Libby Littleghost, Arlene Gomez, Maxine Peltier, Judi Ami, Lorraine Greybear, Millicent Little, Leroy Littleghost, John Chaske and Winfield Chaske.

Buckshot was preceded in death by his parents, Pius and Mary; a brother Alfred; sisters Marla Kirk, Carol Olson, Martha Robertson; paternal grandparents Joseph “Grampsie” and Martha (High Elk) Littlewind, his Maternal grandparents; nieces Jenny Thompson, Michelle Littlewind, Mary Littlewind, Mary Two Hearts; and nephews Fabian Littlewind and Tobias Shaw.


WAKE: Begins Thursday (July 7th) at 5PM at Fort Totten Wellness Center.

Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford may gather on the St. Jerome's road, prior to 4:45PM on Thursday

ROSARY SERVICE: Thursday 8PM at Ft. Totten Wellness Center

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten

DATE AND TIME: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM

BURIAL: St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery, Crow Hill District, rural Fort Totten.


Officiating:  Father Paul Schuster

Special Music:  All Drums are welcome to share their songs

Casket Bearers:  Lil Son Littlewind, Alfred Littlewind, Michael Tollefson, Gandi Shaw,   Rocky Littlewind, Jr., Thomas Robertson III, Reese Iron Shield, Angel Littleghost

Honorary Bearers:  Adrian Thomas, Ronnie & Lorna Walking Eagle, Kenny McKay, Lila Waanatan Anderson, Isaac Two Hearts, Maxine Waanatan Buckles, Curtis Posey, Paula Thompson, Milton Green, Sr., Rodney Martin, Raybert “Rocky” Littlewind, Dean Dauphinais, Sr., Dallas “Husky” Littlewind, Boki Thomas family, Melchior Mudgett, Lorraine Grey Bear family, Winfield Chaske family, Clarice & Joe Lawrence, John Chaske family, Judy Ami family, Peggy Cavanaugh.

Posted Condolences:

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Name: Cathy Anderson

Date: 7-10-16

Message: Littlewind family,

I would like to offer my sympathies to all on behalf of  the late Bart and Joan Ludwig.  Eugene and Marsha stayed with our family in New Rockford for a few years before and during grade school.  I have many memories and  lots of Marsha and Eugene's stories from those years. May the soul of Buckshot rest in peace and may God grant him eternal rest. Cathy Ludwig



Name: Becky Ludwig

Date: 7-9-16

Message: RIP Eugene, prayers being send for you and your family.  From your foster sister and Godmother, Becky Ludwig



Name: Peggy L Cavanaugh

Date: July 7, 2016

Message: Clifford n Feef n all;  I want to share my sadness for the loss of your lil brother.  It is so difficult to say goodbye when they leave us.  I thank you for sharing Buckshot n his humor those few years we watched him grow up when he was little.  It was intriguing to wait n see what he was going to do or say next. He always moved ones feelings n spirit with his words n actions even at such a young age. I share my deepest thoughts n prayers at this time.  Luv u all.  Take care n cherish the fun n laughter memories he gave n left.  Sorry I couldn't be there .