Remembering chief Dennis Wolf

Remembering chief Dennis Wolf

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Rome, GA

#1 Aug 28, 2010
Dennis was my friend, and was to many, he is sadly missed.

Mill Hall, PA

#2 Oct 10, 2010
I just learned of his passing. Could someone give me the date of his death. Thanks.

United States

#3 Oct 13, 2010
its none of your business white man

Powder Springs, GA

#4 Apr 23, 2012
I posted a pic of my son who passed away 2/15/11 on his memory page and was told he was with Dennis Wolf and that he had also passed on. I was always proud of the Cherokee that was passed to my children through my grandfather. I hope that Dennis Wolf is now teaching my child even more and giving him a hug from me. I feel for his family because it has been almost more than we could stand losing Nick.

Webster, NC

#5 Apr 24, 2012
every wannabe's grandpa was fullblooded cherokee
for real

Franklin, NC

#6 Apr 26, 2012
its none of your business white man
get real-its not about the color of his skin-Dennis was a friend to all colors---get over the racial issues

Elgin, SC

#7 Sep 22, 2012
its none of your business white man
You are not nice... and Dennis would not appreciate you one bit.

Palm Bay, FL

#8 Mar 26, 2013
BigRig wrote:
Dennis was my friend, and was to many, he is sadly missed.
He was also a friend of mine

United States

#9 Oct 14, 2013
I don't know you... Just to be nice and let you know! But yes he passed away in February of 1998. He was in a very bad car wreck.

Mebane, NC

#10 Aug 21, 2014
My family visited Cherokee every summer when I was in my early teens and I fell in love with Dennis. He never knew of course, I was shy and would just watch his incredible native dance with awe. My family is part cherokee I was told and I have always felt a connection. I have always felt a bond with the native americans and continue to feel resentment toward the "white man" for their suffering. Native americans seem to have no voice/representation these days in comparison to other nationalities. I believe I have true native blood and am so proud of that fact.

Lithonia, GA

#11 Sep 7, 2014
i have cherokee in me i have always respected the cherokee and all other indians,i have gone to cherokee ever since i was young even enjoyed taking my kids.even thou there is not much there anymore i still like going for a visit.hey i even dreamed of being married to a cherokee so hey im single come get me.will be visiting there n 4 days love it
Mae Harrison

Savannah, GA

#12 Feb 23, 2015
My mother, daughters, and I have gone to Cherokee 1 to 3 times a year for over 45 years. We have made many friends up there including Dennis and the Harold Cooper family that owned/run the old Shady Lane Motel. Dennis and Mr. Cooper have taken the path to the grandfathers above where they watch over all of us who loved and respected them. I never knew that we had native American blood in me and my family until 1986. When I asked my father why he had never told me he said that back in his youth they were not allowed to admit to it because "Indians were considered lower than low and to be one was a disgrace." He grew up in a poor family that could not afford to be shunned or beaten down so it was kept a secret. I don't know how much Cherokee blood we have, but even a thimble full would make my heart happy. It would be an honor to be even a small part of the People. May Dennis' path always be traveled with the love of his family and friends held closely to his heart. My youngest daughter and I both feel that Cherokee is our home. Wish it could be more than a dream, but it will always be in our hearts.


Villa Rica, GA

#13 Sep 27, 2015
Dennis was so cute we would go take our daughter as a child then young girl she would not want to leave until she had a picture with Dennis.She used to say with I get grown I'm gonna come back and marry him we would laugh and think this child has a crush on him it was so sweet.When she made her first scrapebook she made a page just about Dennis.When we went and he was gone she had to ask around to see where he was and why he wasn't at the tepee.She looked so sad to hear of his passing.
Cindy from Biloxi

Biloxi, MS

#14 Nov 28, 2015
Chief Dennis was not only a friend to his own, but he respected all races. My sister and I befriended Dennis when he stood on the corner by the Tomahawk Souvenir shop taking pictures with anyone who asked. We got to know Dennis and his close friend, Don Taylor, very well. We, having Cherokee blood through our grandmother, had a lot in common with them both. Dennis would talk to us for hours...always very nice and respectful. When he saw my sister and I coming, he'd yell out,'bring Don and me a large sweet tea". He was a funny and humorous person, but very loving and caring. The fella that acts racist should be proud one of his blood brothers was so loved and veered by so many people.....of all colors. My sister and I will always miss Dennis. Since his death, Cherokee, in my eyes, has gone down. Dennis Wolfe was 'MR. CHEROKEE'. Although there are a few acting Chiefs in his place, there will only be one, CHIEF DENNIS. May he rest in peace.

Lyman, SC

#15 Aug 5, 2016
I met Dennis when I was 9 and he was 14. This was around 1969 or 1970. My best friend and I had gone to Cherokee with my patents. Both my friend and myself fell in love with Dennis. I cried all the way back to South Carolina when we left. That continued until I was 23 and had my daughter. I could not wait to introduce her and Dennis. To my heartbreak she was afraid of him. There was a period of my life when I did not have the chance to come Cherokee and was not able to see Dennis. When I was finally able to get back there, I knew something was wrong when he was not in his usual spot. I went into the store asking about him. To my total sadness, sorrow and heartbreak, I was told about his tragic passing. I saw the wonderful memorial on the wall and could not stop crying for days. He has been in my heart and prayers every day. I have a 14 year old granddaughter now and I have made sure she knows all about Dennis and the very special person he was. My heart still goes out to his family. I will miss him every day of my life. I did not get to see him a lot but he will be in thoughts, heart and prayers for the rest of my life.

King, NC

#17 Sep 11, 2017
Cheif John Henery a friend of our family. Used to help Paul and wife at their store below where Dairy Queen is now.anyone remember him?

Kernersville, NC

#18 Nov 17, 2017
glhauser wrote:
Cheif John Henery a friend of our family. Used to help Paul and wife at their store below where Dairy Queen is now.anyone remember him?
Hello Hauser cousin. I live in Walnut Cove NC not far from you. I knew when I saw the name and location you were blood. What do you know about Junaluska

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