Cherokee Dancer Dies in Tragic Accident

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown May 23rd, 2014 Last Updated on: May 23rd, 2014

The Chatanooga Times Free Press reports that Scott Crisp, a well-known Cherokee dancer, has been killed in an electrocution accident. The 45-year-old was a widely-known traditional dancer, storyteller and Cherokee historian.

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Photo by Alyson Wright

Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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billy Joel

loved this dude. he was awesome

Running Doe

smoke prayers go up for his family, Uhaloteka, be with them, this is so sad, blessings

Drina Gathering the storm

My prayers and love to family, friends and co-workers.

david kendall

my sympathies at the loss of scott crisp and my warmest condolences to his family,and the Cherokee people!

Donna Leon

Words cpwont help
Nor anything I do
But know this
We feel UR loss just as much as you

Connie Merrick

It’s always sad when a brother is lost to us. Everyone fits in a puzzle and he was a large piece. We didn’t lose just a friend and brother. We lost an intricate leader in storytelling, dance and song. My prayers and love go out to those closest to him: family, friends and co-workers. I weep for our loss.

Anita Carder

Blessing to the family and friends. May his crossing be peaceful.

Ruth Campbell

Many many prayers for his family.
So sorry to hear of this.


R.I.P. Brother. Prayers for the family.


Prayers and smoke for Scott’s family and friends……..seen him dance so many times…always an artist!

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