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Red Thunder Cloud being interviewed by Ives Goddard.
Red Thunder Cloud, known by his English name, Cromwell West, and also as Carlos Westez, was a Catawba impostor who is most-known for being the last known speaker of Catawba before he passed away on January 8, 1996. His obituary was published subsequently in the New York Times. West was born in Newport, Rhode Island, to his African American parents. During his years as an adolescent, West developed a passion for Native American history. Throughout his life, West embraced his Native American identity, Red Thunder Cloud, and studied the languages of Native Americans to a great extent.
- Red Thunder Cloud on Wikipedia
- Ives Goddard. "The Identity of Red Thunder Cloud". http://anthropology.si.edu/goddard1.html. Retrieved 5 February 2011.