Father Francis M. Craft (1852–1920)


The descendant of a Mohawk chief, Craft was raised Episcopalian, trained as a physician, and fought as a soldier, before converting to Catholicism and being ordained a priest. He was working as a missionary among the Lakotas when they were massacred by federal troops at Wounded Knee Creek in 1890 and was injured during the battle. He later served as a pastor in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.