There is no amount of words that can be expressed for the loss of our loved ones. Our Haskell’s Alum and past employee Wekota “Koty” Crow Ghost, had been called home. Our deepest condolences for the immediate family and friends. Crow Ghost is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, an alumnus of Haskell Institute graduating in May of 1966 with her Commercial-clerical certificate to later attend Sitting Bull College to graduate in 1976 with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Not long after, Crow Ghost came to Haskell Junior College to work as a Residential Aide from 1990 to 2006. Currently, we ask to keep the family, close loved ones and friends in our thoughts and send prayers in that good way. Her spirit will not be forgotten.


  1. Thank you for the article, Jamie. Having Koty move on from our world was hard to accept. She was right there celebrating life at the Welcome Back Powwow and then she gone. I’m grateful for my adventures while working together in the dorms. Koty’s family was huge, her Haskell family. She handled everything in this life with humor, compassion, and love. I hope to do the same.

  2. Thank you for the good words you have left for my Mom. Haskell has and will leave a forever lasting impression on our family far beyond today and the past. We are Haskell Rascals of the 5th generation this year, students today attending Haskell are the future of our Traditional Communities back home. Koty “mom” believed that Haskell is the kickstart to tribal leaders and believed all she met as a dorm matron was like her own child. We will miss her everyday and will always remember her in the eyes of our children and the goals that they fulfill cause that what she staved to teach. Thank you mom!

  3. Wekota “Koty” Crow Ghost was my sister in every way. We were devoted to each other. Koty was a unique human being and I will never know another person like her again. She loved young people, cared for the elders, adored her family and was more than ready to help her people with wisdom and focus. The magical thing about Koty is that she lived her life with humor and positive energy. I miss her more every day.

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