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Anthony "Tony" Pratt-Miller

August 10, 1983 — February 6, 2015

Anthony Duane (Tony) Pratt-Miller was born in Pawnee, Ok on August 10, 1983, to Walter E. and Melanie D. (Pratt) Peters. After a brief illness Tony passed away on February 6, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 31 years old. Tony was a member of the Skidi and Chaui Bands of the Pawnee Nation in his tribal membership as well as having lineage in the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. He is a descendant of Tah we dus ti dihu, of the legendary U.S. Pawnee Scouts. Tony participated in Pawnee tribal culture as a straight dancer in his youth and more recently as a helper in preparing feasts for the Pawnees and was always willing to help. Tony became a Christian and was active in his membership with the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church. He especially enjoyed going to the Indian Falls Creek Baptist Assembly at Davis, Ok. Tony was often seen riding his Auput’s mower cutting grass at the church. Tony received his elementary education at the Pawnee grade school in Pawnee, Ok, Keams Canyon Boarding School in Keams Canyon, Arizona and Frontier school in Red Rock, Ok. He graduated from Pawnee High School. Tony furthered his education at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Ks. He enjoyed sports especially basketball where he played for the Pawnee Black Bears. Tony was a huge OU football fan and Oklahoma City Thunder fan. His passion was weight lifting, working out and always enjoyed his gym buddies. Tony married Laura Bradley of Pawnee out of high school and to this union their daughter Melanie Ann Pratt-Miller was born. Later, Tony went down a different path, he met his companion and fiancé, Shelby Turner of Pawnee. Tony has two sons from this relationship, Carter Duane Pratt-Miller and Sean Walter Pratt-Miller. Survivors include his fiancé, Shelby, two sons Carter Duane Pratt-Miller, Sean Walter Pratt-Miller; daughter Melanie Ann Pratt-Miller; two sisters Stepfanie Miller Koch, of Winfield, Ks., Samantha Peters, of Pawnee; two brothers Bronson Peters and Dalton Gardipe, both of Pawnee; father, Walter (Bo) Peters of Pawnee; step-father Scott Miller of Red Rock, Oklahoma, maternal grandfather Duane Pratt Sr. of Pawnee. Tony will be missed by numerous other relatives and friends. Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Melanie D Pratt-Miller, one brother Walter E. Peters, Jr., maternal grandmother, Henrietta Goodfox Pratt, as well as his paternal grandparents, Darwin Peters and Roseanna Norman Peters. Services are planned for the Roan Chief Building on the Pawnee Nation Reserve on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 10 AM. Burial will be in the North Indian Cemetery under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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