I would like to have Sherman Coolidge featured as a notable Native American leader

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I am working on the profile of Sherman Coolidge's father at the moment (Coolidge-927).  Sherman Coolidge was born Runs-on-Top to Banasda (Big Heart) and Ba-ahnoce (Turtle Woman), both Arapaho.  When Runs-on-Top was seven, his father was killed by a war party of Bannocks. Runs-on-Top was able to escape with his mother and his younger brother, Little One-Who-Dies-and-Lives-Again.  The following spring they were again attacked by Bannocks and Shoshone and were captured, while their mother escaped.  American Troops rescued the boys and allowed the two boys to be adopted by separate officers.  Sherman Coolidge grew up to be a leader in the Episcopal Church, which also was deeply involved in American Indian affairs.  President Coolidge (a cousin) appointed Sherman, along with several others, to the Committee of One Hundred, formerly the "Advisory Council on Indian Affairs."  Sherman Coolidge spent his life as an Episcopal Minister working with Native Americans, mostly at Wind River Indian Agency in Wyoming.  Please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Coolidge
in Genealogy Help by Jeanie Buchanan G2G Crew (730 points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith

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Coolidge-927 leads to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Coolidge-927 , who would appear to be his antithesis.
by Mark Weinheimer G2G6 Pilot (513k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Coolidge-927 was the adopting father Jeanie mentioned, Mark. Also your link is broken by the trailing comma.
I fixed the comma in Mark's answer.

Wikipedia indicates that Sherman was the adoptive son of Charles Coolidge-927. If Jeanie can create a profile for Sherman in the next day or two, it probably is not too late for him to be considered for next week's connection finder feature. Nominate him at https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1329336/improve-connection-finder-profiles-notable-native-americans , then work on creating a good profile for him.

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