Jerome Kills Small is an Oglala Lakota from Porcupine, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Reservation. A 1997 graduate from the University of South Dakota, with an M.A. in Selected Studies, and retired after 20 years of teaching at USD. He taught Lakota Language, American Indian Thought, Siouan Tribal Culture, Early Native American History, and Native American Oratory. He is featured in the book, Wounded Warriors, A Time for Healing, and has a story in the Silver Anniversary Anthology published by the SD Humanities Council.
Mr. Kills Small has parts in the videos: Sucker Punched, Nagi Kicopi (Calling Back the Spirit,) Lost Landscapes, and Bones of Contention: Repatriation and Reburial (BBC.) Jerome is a storyteller for public schools, museums, and colleges.
Jerome translates, explains, and sings Lakota ceremonial, sweatlodge, powwow, rabbit, round dance, warrior, vision quest, and sundance songs. He sings with the Iron Wing Singers of Wagner, SD. He is a powwow organizer, announcer, arena director, and helps in conducting Lakota ceremonies.
He portrayed Tecumseh, a Shawnee Chief and British General. He also portrayed Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman, the first Dakota Medical Doctor.
Mr. Kills Small is on the board of Directors for the Lakota youth Development - www.LakotaYouthDevelopment.org.
Jerome Kills Small
P.O. Box 95 Utica, SD 57067
Home phone: (605)665-0739
Cell phone: (605)660-4366