Raise funds for Bear Heart's family

Beloved Muskogee-Creek elder Marcellus "Bear Heart" Williams  died without leaving a will and, despite his wishes, his royalties from The Wind Is My Mother are not going to his family.  

We are raising funds to hire an attorney to  correct this.  His family has been struggling financially for many years and receiving future book royalties, or recouping what has already been lost, would greatly benefit them.

 I know times are particularly hard now, but I hope you will consider a donation of any size. They all count: $5, $10, or whatever. And please share with your network.

When legal fees are covered, the fundraiser will end, and you will learn the outcome.
Thank you for your support. We wouldn’t be able to accomplish this goal without you.
  • Florian Aretz 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Yolanda King 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $202 
    • 2 mos
  • Laurie Bennett 
    • $52 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
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Molly Larkin 
Corrales, NM
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