Rest In Peace – Spike Draper

Posted By Paul G May 19th, 2015 Last Updated on: September 6th, 2016

Indian Country mourns the loss of a Pow Wow Champion Spike Draper.

Spike Draper passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the LDS Church in Kirtland, New Mexico at 10:00 am.

Flowers can be sent to Cope Memorial Funeral Home in Kirtland, New Mexico.

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Still watch his videos, still miss his great original dance moves.

Rosemary Halsey

I want to send my sympathies to the Draper Family & The Pow Wow Family. May you Journey well little brother! RIP Spike! <3 & missed by all who knew you. I am a Northern Traditional Dancer. I have seen many Fancy Feather Dancers in my time. Spike is the Championship Dancer of them all! I watched him every time I was out in the Dance Circle. I will miss seeing him perform his best in the Pow Wow Dance Circle. I know we will all feel him dancing beside us next time we go to GON or any Pow Wow/Wacipi. Dance hard & dance good Spike along the Milky Way!! We shall see you again in the next life little Brother!! <3

Mark Mojado

RIP Prayers for you and your Nation Aho !

Gordon Law

My deepest sympathy to the family,friends and loved ones of Mr. Draper. I have had the sincere honor associated with photographing this wonderful dancer at some powwows. His skill level was something to witness. He will be missed greatly by me. Rest In Peace Spike.


I saw Spike Win an Iron Man contest way back in the day at Satus, Washington. He was on fire that night. RIP in CHIEF.

Tawiyaka Waste Win Hale

My Deepest Sympathy to The Draper Family and The Pow-Wow Family. Farewell to Our Champion SPIKE DRAPER! RIP


Our Sincere Condolences to the Family. You will be Missed but not Forgotten. Your Spirit will Always be at the Pow Wows. May Our Creator Bless You on Your Journey Home and Bless Your Family to have Comfort, Peace and Strength during this difficult time. Many Blessings, Nora and Audie Whippi

Jose Gonzalez

Rest in eternal Love Spike, cheers to an amazing journey and off to the next!

KC Cook


KC Cook

So sorry to hear this, we always loved it when Spike competed at a Pow Wow – in competition or alone he was an amazing dancer!

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