Born 7 July 1882 in Wisconsin.
“Albert Thunder, a nephew of old War Club, had been brought up in a white family and attended the government Indian school in Kansas. He has studied several terms at Lawrence University." He was also a skilled musician, having been a member of the Bussyville Band. (Wisc. St. Journ.) He was also "a principal figure in the Dells Standing Rock Indian ceremonials each summer." (Obit)
He was a veteran of the Spanish American War. Burial records say that he was a Colonel. (Internment.net) The Wisconsin State Journal reported, "He is a veteran of the Spanish-American war and later served in the Philippines. He now draws a pension of $6 a month for disabilities received in service."
Capt. Saunders quotes him as saying, "Today many of my people are Christians, or Peyote, but I am happy to say that it is still the custom of our tribal narrators to go from lodge to lodge, perpetuating the Winnebago culture with their marvelous tales of long ago and with no other reward than the obligation placed upon their host to prepare and serve the traditional story-teller's supper." (Moon, p. 42)
"He ... is an expert trapper and rifle shot. His companion was a cousin named Long Marsh. … During the winter and early spring they were successful in trapping and hunting and kept the camp supplied after Old War Club’s illness became severe.” (Wisc. St. Journ.)
His obituary reads,
"Winnebago Chief Dies At The Dells
Wisconsin Dells, Wis. — (AP) — Albert Yellow Thunder revered chief of the Winnebago Indian tribe and a Spanish American war veteran died Thursday following a heart attack. The 73 year old tribe leader was well known throughout the middle west as a principal figure in the Dells Standing Rock Indian ceremonials each summer. He and Mrs. Yellow Thunder had been married 51 years. Other survivors are 10 children and three grandchildren.” (Sheboygan Press)
He is buried in Plot 43–6, Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA. (Internment.net)
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