David Yeagley, 1951-2014

by Richard Poe
Sunday, March 16, 2014

6:05 am Eastern Time

Dr. David Yeagley, 1951-2014

DR. DAVID YEAGLEY: Sept. 5, 1951 – March 11, 2014

MY FRIEND David Yeagley has left us. He passed from this earth on Tuesday morning, March 11, 2014, at the age of 62. He will be sorely missed.

David was a brave man. All his life, he struggled against deadly illness. When it finally claimed him, he faced his enemy with calmness and courage.

He was a man of great faith and learning, the first Native American to receive a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. No matter the topic, he was always ready with an apt quotation from the King James Bible.

I once called him an “American Indian Leonardo da Vinci,” and so he was. An author, scholar, poet, novelist, pundit, portrait artist, concert pianist and classical composer, David earned advanced degrees from several universities, including a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona. He composed a grand opera about the Jewish Holocaust, and was the first American Indian to compose a feature-length movie score for theatrical release, for the film Daughter of Dawn.

I once called him an “American Indian Leonardo da Vinci,”
and so he was.

David Yeagley

David loved his country. He loved the Lord. He loved his family. He loved his Comanche people. And he was always good company.

We disagreed on many things, but never on the big issues, such as friendship, honor, loyalty, and sincerity. Right or wrong, David always spoke his mind. His honesty shone like the noonday sun.

This world is a poorer place without him. It is certainly a lonelier place for me.

May God rest his soul, and bring comfort to his kin.

Related Articles

Joseph Cotto, “An American Patriot Has Died: Dr. David A. Yeagley (1951-2014),” Communities Digital News, March 18, 2014

Yeagley in Washington Times: The Final Interview,”, July 16, 2012

Allan Wall, “Memo from Middle America: My Time With David Yeagley — Comanche Warrior, American Patriot,”, March 20, 2014

James Fulford, “David Yeagley, R.I.P.,”, March 14, 2014

Jared Taylor, “Good Bye, Older Brother,” American Renaissance, March 14, 2014


3 Responses to “David Yeagley, 1951-2014”
  1. Pamela Kelly says:

    David Yeagley was a unique person, unlike anyone I have ever met before. Although we often did not see eye-to-eye, I love him as a brother in Christ and I will miss him. However, I also know that this is not the end of the road. His real journey has only yet begun.

    “You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness… Into Your hands I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth and faithfulness.”

    Psalm 30:11, 31:5

  2. Beakerkin says:

    It is true that Dr. Yeagley was brilliant and at the center of his heart were his love of Christ and America. He searched for an aboriginal version of the message of Christ.

    He had a clear fondness for the Jewish people and traditions. It was evident from his writings that the basis of that fondness was his love of Christ. For Dr. Yeagley, it would have been a mockery of the message of Christ to love the savior while castigating the savior’s people.

    In his last days, we exchanged emails and his love of the savior and the big guy upstairs were evident in our exchanges.

    The Dr. and I shared a common love for America. Perhaps there is something American in two people loving the same concept but seeing it very differently.

    RIP Dr. Yeagley.

    Despite our differences, he was always a friend.


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