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December 26, 2013
To the family and friends of Mrs Tallchief you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. May the God who has the ability to comfort all mankind comfort you now. Rely upon all the good memories that you have .
December 10, 2013
A Native American and America's first great prima ballerinas from a reservation in Fairfax, Okla. Truly, she is an accomplished star of world fame. Our deepest sympathies to her family. And may her Memory be Eternal!
October 27, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercies and comfort console you in your time of grief. Ps 55:22 says to throw our burden onJehovah and he will sustain you!
August 21, 2013
Soo sorry for your loss. I loved her in the Nutcracker.This was a Christmas favorite from my childhood.
May 04, 2013
My prayers go out for the family. Ms. Tallchief was an inspiration for all Native people.
May 01, 2013
Dear Elise:
George and I want to tell you and your family how sad we feel that you--and the world--have lost your wonderful mother and grandmother. We loved her. She was so good to us; helped us, was enthusiastic about, and encouraged the book we worked on together. We are glad she is finally at peace. We hope healing is happening in your home.
With our love, Joan and George Kufrin
April 24, 2013
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,GOD HAS SAID THAT "HE IS OPENING HIS HAND AND SATISFYING THE DESIRE OF EVERY LIVING THING."PS.145:16...................
April 17, 2013
May God bless and comfort you in your time of grief.
April 17, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Miss Maria was a truly great lady and a wonderful example of dedication and grace. Her presence and poise brought ballet such meaning to me and inspired my life long love of dance and movement. May God provide solace and the gentle presence of his love in this difficult time. Bless you always.
April 17, 2013
My prayers to the Family
She is my idol and always will be, RIP Maria Tallchief <3
April 16, 2013
May God bless you.
April 16, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The bible brings comfort at deauteronomy 23:5
April 16, 2013
The movement of one person inspiring the hearts and mind of many in a unified thought or emotion must have brought joy and delight to Ms tallchief. Our Creator desires to inspire us in this way. I am so sorry for your loss.
April 15, 2013
Dear Elise and family of Maria,
What a loss we have all experienced with Maria's death! I too grew up admiring/idolizing Maria, from seeing her perform with the Ballet Russe, and then her unforgettable Firebird, with the NYC Ballet!
May the God of all Peace and Solace embrace you all, as He has embraced her!
April 15, 2013
I am 14 years younger than your mother, Maria Tallchief, but when I was 14 and for years afterward I was a ballet dancer who loved her from afar. She was beautiful and accomplished. May you have the peace that passes all understanding from the Holy Spirit.
April 15, 2013
Thank you for all you did for the dancers at the Chicago Festival Ballet. You are loved.
April 15, 2013
You don't know me but I felt very saddened by your loss when I read of it. Please find comfort in the words "And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be nor more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. And look! I am making all things new"
April 14, 2013
I am sorry for your loss, She's in glory now with Buzzy and Jesus. Love, Debbie
April 14, 2013
Blessings of peace and comfort. Remembering hearing stories from my Osage grandmother, Hattie Lessert Ingle when we would visit the family farm in Burbank Oklahoma. A beautifully gifted woman who shared her gifts. May your treasured memories of your Mom bring you peace and Spring comforts. Maria
April 14, 2013
My condolences. I never met her, but she was a guiding light for me when I danced. She was beautiful. Her soul danced.
April 14, 2013
April 14, 2013
So sorry about your lost. May knowing that God promises to very soon wipe away death bring you comfort.
April 14, 2013
If at death we are conscious of nothing at all - Ecclesiastes 9:5, then we who are alive should exert our effort to show our loved ones how much we truly care about them while they can still feel and appreciate it.
April 14, 2013
My deepest condolences to Maria's family. She was an exqusite dancer - a beautiful and gracious lady for whom Oklahoma has always been proud to call their own. Her legacy will remain but she will be missed by all.
April 14, 2013
Beautiful lady, exquisite dancer. Condolences, prayers & thoughts go to the family, friends and associates of Maria Tallchief, an American icon.
May she rest in peace.
April 14, 2013
I never met or saw Ms.Tallchief, but I'm sorry to see of her passing. My prayers go out to her daughter and the Family's of the Osage Tribe of Oklahoma. Ms. Tallchief did have the oppurtunity to live her dream of being a great dancer and a wonderful person. May GOD bless her, her daughter, and her Tribe.
April 14, 2013
As a young dancer, I am greatly inspired by your mother. I fell in love with her and her dancing the moment I saw her in that Firebird costume! Now she is in heaven, dancing for the angels and saints. God bless you and long live Maria Tallchief.
April 14, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
April 14, 2013
MADAM TALLCHIEF ,APPEARED TO BE WITH OUT BONES SHE WAS " TRULY, A PRIMA. BALLERINA ! MAY SHE DANCE AMONG THE CLOUDS WITH THE ANGELS ! MAY GOD BLESS AND CARE FOR HER FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME.
April 13, 2013
As a young girl studying ballet, I saw your mother dance "The Firebird." Her grace and elegance enthralled and inspired me. With my special treasures I kept a small card with her picture on it. What a wonderful role model she was and continues to be for the Native community.
April 13, 2013
Dear Elise,
My thoughts are with you, your family, and Maria's faithful care givers as she leaves this world and her spirit now dances free in the clouds,prefect and free of pain.Maria was a treasured member of our Sunrise family and I share with others many memories of her early years with us.I feel so honored to have known her.
May happy memories remain in you heart and you be at peace.
Denise Conant of Sunrise Assisted Living.
April 13, 2013
Dear Elise,
I was so saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. I have been a fan and admired her since I was in the third grade and read about her in the Weekly Reader in 1953.
I remember going home from school clutching the Weekly Reader and cutting out the article with her picture and pasting it on a sheet of paper and placing it in a folder.
My children grew up hearing about Maria Tallchief and the Weekly
Reader and now you know it. Somehow I think your Mother knows it also.
RIP Maria Tallchief, RIP.
April 13, 2013
may God Almighty bless you all at this time.Happy are the mericiful,since they will be shown mercy.matt.5:7..meb.nc
April 13, 2013
Maria Tallchief Family,
May your heart soon be filled with wonderful memories and joyful time together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Burg, New Jersey
April 13, 2013
Our world is diminished by our collective loss. May you rest in enternal peace.
April 13, 2013
Ms.Elise: My sincere condolences. Your mother was a great role model. I grew up watching films of her dancing. I too, have her picture on my office wall for inspiration for the girls I work with. I tell them of her Native heritage so they too may have success.
April 13, 2013
As Charles Osgood said: An angel on earth, she is now dancing in the stars. Maria, it was a privilege and pleasure to have been one of your closest friends in the past few years at SRAL where you enjoyed practicing Tai Chi Chih with me and others. I'll never forget your commitment to this form of energy, and how you particularly loved the "6 healing sounds".
Bless you for being my inspiration and though you have left this earth in body, you will never leave it in spirit. May you rest in peace, and never have to suffer in pain again. All my love to you, Elise and your family.
Paula
April 13, 2013
Blessed Be.
April 13, 2013
The world has lost a legendary dancer. I was a young teen when I first saw her perform in Rochester, NY many decades ago. She inspired in me dreams of being able to literally lift off the earth and dance in the effortless but expressive ways that she did. I could not follow that dream but kept a lasting love of the ballet . Condolences to you and your family members, one of whom I knew long ago.
April 13, 2013
What a lovely, talanted, focused, devoted, woman-with-a-vision. MY sincere sympathy to Ms. Tallchief's family and friends. Godspeed.
April 13, 2013
Elise,I never met your mother but I have a poster hanging in one of my exam rooms and tell everyone about her and what a role model she is for us Native people. I work at a Reservation clinic. Her picture has been in our home for a very long time. We love her. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. She will always be with you.
April 13, 2013

So sorry to hear of the death of Maria Tallchief. My husband has Porters in his family line; one of his Aunts said they had Indian blood in them. I wrote to Maria one time and she sent me a copy ofher birth certificate. I never did find a connection between her Porters and my husband's Porters. I would have been so proud to be a relative of hers.
I have a granddaughter who danced ballet all through grade school and high school. I once bought her a book about Maria.
The world has lost a great dancer.
B. Carpenter, St. Louis, MO
April 13, 2013
Elise- Our thoughts and condolonces are with you and your family. Frannye& Michael Eisner (your neighbors in Michigan)
April 13, 2013
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I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of grief.
April 13, 2013
"Have you beheld a [woman] skillful in [her] work? Before kings is where [she] will station [herself]; [She] will not station [herself] before commonplace men."
Proverbs 22:29
April 13, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
April 13, 2013
I will never forget her
dancing "The Firebird."
Shirley S.
April 13, 2013
RIP Maria Tallchief!
April 13, 2013
What a great loss to the world. May the God of Comfort grant peace to this family.(2Co.1:2-4)Barb Meill (NO)
April 13, 2013
Dear Elise: Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family on the passage of your mother's lovely soul.
April 13, 2013
An angel on earth, she is now dancing in the stars. We were blessed to have had her share her talents, and to have witnessed the human form in its most gracious art.
April 13, 2013
To the Tallchief family:
My deepest sympathies for the loss of Maria. May God strengthen you during this time of mourning. (Isa. 41:10,13)
April 13, 2013
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
April 13, 2013
Our condolenses to the family and friendof Maria Takkchief. May the God of comfort grant you peace inthis time of need. Phillipians 4:6,7
April 13, 2013
So sorry for your lose, Elise. I met you and your mother when you were a little girl. I took care of your grandmother, Lillian when she was in the hospital then stayed with her in her home. This was in the early 60's when Mrs. Paschen had broken her leg. That was a long time ago, but I remember your mom, dad and grandmother fondly. Love and Prayers for you and your family. Mary Margaret (Caruso) Miller.
April 13, 2013
rip
April 13, 2013
Maria TallChief was a awesome roll model to Native Americans. Maria talents were amazing. She was proud to let the people know up her Native Heritage. R.I.P. Maria TallChief..
April 12, 2013
Her talent and passion will be sorely missed.
April 12, 2013
How lucky she was to be such a great ballerina. At 83 my memory is not all that sharp but I believe she was at the Ted Shawn dance festival in Lenox Mass in 1951. I can only dance like her in my dreams.
April 12, 2013
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Maria Tallchief. I have read your book and always keep it close to me . Now you are at peace and you will be dancing and a shining star in the sky for all us ballerinas . Thank you Marie for giving us dancer all the inspiration to dance .
April 12, 2013
Wakan Takan nici un.
April 12, 2013
rest in peace
April 12, 2013
As a toddler, I saw this monumental artist dance with NYCB at the City Center in NYC. The memories of her exquisite performances continue to enrich my life.

Thank you Maria Tallchief and Godspeed!
April 12, 2013
Our sentiments
to MariaTallchief
and All her
adored Family
Amazing inspired..
A classic of neat
Talent with beauty
you were UniQue'
GodBless you Maria~
and many relatives)
April 12, 2013
She was a gift. From a special place.
April 12, 2013
I viewed the documentary on PBS by Sandy and Yasu Osawa. I was very proud to be Native Ameerican.
April 12, 2013
Maria Tallchief was a very beautiful and gracious lady!!!! Her dancing was a wonder to behold - she was so amazing to watch!!!! My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends!!!! She will be greatly missed!!!!
April 12, 2013
My condolences on your family's loss. Maria Tallchief will always be known as an extraordinary ballerina and a national treasure. Her gift and the intelligence and discipline she brought to her art made her performances transcendent. We are all the poorer for her passing. Farewell, Maria Tallchief, America's First Prima Ballerina.
April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013
Dear Elise, I am saddened to hear of mother's passing. I feel honored to have met her at your wedding reception a few years back; she was the epitome of a classy, elegant, talented lady and she inspired many. A life well lived. God bless.
April 12, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
April 12, 2013
Dear Elise:

I am sorry for your loss. Your Mom was an extraordinary woman and she has imparted much to you, her legacy. I think of you often and of your own great talent. Know that you are supported and loved.

Blessings,

Joyce Gallahger
April 12, 2013
May she rest in peace and dance in heaven.
April 12, 2013
She was a great Lady of the ballet.
April 12, 2013
We saw here at the Kennedy Honors, beautiful women in spirit and body! Great accomplishments that her family and heritage are very proud of. Peace to her and her family.
April 12, 2013
After 22 years of ballet myself, Maria was definitely a role model for me. May God continue to bless her as she continues her journey.
April 12, 2013
Maria was an inspiration to young girls, like myself, who dreamed of becoming ballerinas. Prayers for comfort for the family. Oklahoma is proud of you, Maria.
April 12, 2013
I am so sorry about your loss. I remember watching you on T.V. many years ago. You are now in Heaven "dancing" for Our Lord Jesus and all of His Angels. May God watch over you forever. A fan from Louisville Ky --Sandra Slater
April 12, 2013
We have lost a national treasure. My deepest sympathy to Ms. Tallchief's family and friends.
April 12, 2013
Rest in Peace
April 12, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The bible can be of some comfort at john 3:16
April 12, 2013
Jehovah told me paradise is yours****
April 12, 2013
Thank you, lady Maria Tallchief, for promoting dance, Native Americans, and for bringing such grace and culture into our lives.
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