Chief Red Deer, Kenneth S. Clark, Sr., a former Chief of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe for 30 years, walked on a month before his 85th birthday, October 9, 2015,. Chief Clark attended the Nanticoke Indian School and the Haskell Indian Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. In 1948 he enlisted in the Navy, where he served as member of the SeaBees in the South Pacific.
He was elected Chief of the Nanticoke Tribe in 1972 and held the position until his voluntary retirement in 2002. Efforts by Chief Clark, his son Charlie, and other tribal members resulted in the respectful re-interment of ancestors' remains at the Island Field Site, (National Register of Historic Places 7K-F-17) and Thompson Island, as well as the enactment of the Delaware Native American Remains Act.
Visitations were held last week at Watson Funeral Home Chapel, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, Delaware. A Memorial Service was held Oct. 18, following the visitation at the Watson Funeral Home Chapel, with full military honors.