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CROW AGENCY - Thomas Q. Medicine Horse, 48, of Crow Agency, died Wednesday evening, April 30, 2003, of injuries sustained in a one-car rollover accident on U.S. 212, east of Crow Agency.

Deaxkaashiluush "Standing Eagle" was born March 11, 1955, as son of Alex Medicine Horse, Sr. and Ruth Guardipee. He was adopted at 6 months of age and raised by Franklin and Mae House. He grew up in the Black Lodge District, attended schools at the Flandreau (S.D.) Indian School and graduated from the Intermountain High School in Utah. He later attended the Indian police academy.

Tugoman, as he as affectionately nicknamed, served as a police officer and prosecutor in Ft. Hall, Idaho. He later worked as a Crow tribal judge and was most recently as security officer for the Little Big Horn Casino.

He was a member of the Big Lodge Clan and a child of the Whistling Water Clan. He participated in several Sun Dances and also enjoyed playing his guitar and singing gospel and modern songs.

Thomas married Ramona Dixley in 1977 and was divorced in 1996.

His parents; adopted father, Franklin House; and sisters, Rosabelle Fighter, Delphine, Irene, Thomasine and Marcelline Medicine Horse, preceded Thomas in death.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Anderson of the U.S. Marines, Travis Medicine Horse of Ft. Hall, Idaho; his daughter, Rosie Medicine Horse of Ft. Hall; his adopted mother, Mae House; his sisters, Theda Medicine Horse (John), Aletha Medicine Horse, Grace Hummingbird (Jerome), Irene Reed, Ruth Alden, Vera White Clay, Donna Pretty on Top (Norman), Fannie Plenty (Kenneth) and Mary Iron (Edward); his brothers, Hartford (Mary) Black Eagle, Jr., Alex (Mary) Medicine Horse, Jr. and Curtis (Lottie) Medicine Horse, Bruce (Agatha) House, William (Sarah) House and Raymond House; one grandchild; his aunt, Flora Not Afraid; and his Indian adopted mother, Linda Edmo Stevens. He is also survived by his extended families, including the Guardipee, Standing Rock, Denny, House, Medicine Horse.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Crow Tribal Multi-Purpose Building. Interment will follow in the Crow Agency Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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