January 26, 2010

Elvis received Sioux medallion

From Memphis Memories Productions:This special story was recently shared by Rockin' Ron Cade during a broadcast of the Elvis & Friends Radio Show.

On June 21,1977, Elvis was on the road for what turned out to be his final tour. On this particular date Elvis had a show in Rapid City, South Dakota. Backstage, the Mayor presented Elvis with a special award for being the first artist to perform at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. While I am sure Elvis appreciated the award from the Mayor, he was really touched to his heart by the presentation to him by a little girl named Monique Brave. She gave Elvis a Medallion of Life on behalf of the Sioux Indian Nation.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Elvis in Flaming Star.

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