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October 21, 2010

Many recall Mohawk chief's legacy

Jake Swamp's drive, humility remembered




"What really struck me, Jake was wise but he was so humble," Burl said. "He had such a beautiful, gentle humility toward everyone."

Many times in Ecuador, Swamp was encouraged to move to the front of the chow line. He refused.

"He told us as a chief you ate last because your people came first," Burl said.

Bijeau also remarked on Swamp's kind, gentle and humble nature.

"He was willing to share his teachings and was just an inspiration to the young and the old. He was just an amazing person. I told his son yesterday, he's a shining inspiration to everyone who meets him."

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