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Faith keeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga and Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Army Sergeant Alexander Mathews of Cache, Oklahoma, died of pneumonia on March 14, 2008 at the age of 88. Mr. Mathews was a full-blood Pawnee Indian, born in Pawnee, Oklahoma on May 11, 1919. He attended Haskell Institute before joining the Army and serving in the Phillipines. Mathews was one of almost 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers who became prisoners of war when the American General surrendered to the Japanese at Baatan. He was part of the “Baatan Death March.”