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Sophia Little Bear Dahlberg Sept. 4, 1928 - Jan. 9, 2020 DUNCAN Sophia Little Bear Dahlberg died Jan. 9, 2020, in Duncan, OK. She was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Tulsa, OK to Hayes Louis and Lorraine (Ivers) Little Bear. An Osage Indian, she was raised in Osage, Pawhuska, and Kay Counties. She attended St. Louis boarding school for Indian children and Immaculate Conception school at Pawhuska. She also attended St. Mary's Academy at Ponca City, St. Joseph's Academy and Motherhouse of the Benedictine Sisters in Guthrie, OK and Haskell Indian School in Lawrence, KS. She later moved to Northern Calififornia, then Southern California, with her children. She met and married Hilbert Harry Dahlberg in Southern California. He preceded her in death in 2008. They were married 49 years. Sophia was a nonfiction writer and authored and self-published many books pertaining to history and The Osage Indians. She was author-for-hire and contributor of prolific books and journals and is in Who's Who in American Women. She was of the Night People Clan and named in the Bear Clan, Tzi Zhu Division of the Osage Tribe. A descendant of Wa Ca be Zhin kah, or Little Black Bear from her father, and Sophia Chouteau, a French Osage Indian. Both were Original Osage Allottees. Sophia Chouteau's mother was Rosalie Capitaine, the only Woman Chief in the Osage Tribe of Indians. She was preceded in death by her first husband, W.N. Overton; her second husband, Gilbert Harry Dahlberg; her sister, H.L. Haskins; and her sons, R.D. and R.W. Overton. Surviving are sons, Hayes N. Overton, of California; and Mike Overton, of Duncan; her daughters, Mickie Overton, of California; and Nakomis Dahlberg, of Florida; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, three great-great- grandchildren, and numerous relatives too numerous to mention. A member of the Oklahoma Cremation Society, her cremains will be buried in Osage County alongside her husband, Gilbert Harry Dahlberg, in the family plot. She had requested that there be no service and no flowers. Catholic Masses appreciated after burial. Donations should be made to charity of one's choice. No online condolences, please.
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