Fabian is a member of the Zuni Pueblo Tribe of Zuni, New Mexico and is also part Omaha, Cherokee and French. He is the son of the late Dorothy Fontenelle Mahooty and Wells Mahkee and grandson of Eugene Fontenelle, who was Omaha and French, and Margaret Edaakie, who was Zuni and Cherokee. He is from a family of 4 brothers and two sisters
Fabian has been dancing ever since he was able to walk and comes from a long line of family performers. At present his sister, Antoinette, manages the Zuni Rainbow Dancers. This family dance group continues a tradition started by his grandmother, Margaret Edaakie who founded the dance troupe in the 1930s to showcase Zuni culture in the United States.
They performed at the Chicago World Fair in 1937, where talent scouts for the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial in Winsconsin Dells, Winsconsin watched them perform. As a result their dance troupe was contracted each year to travel to Dells, for well over 25 years to perform at the Stand Rock ceremonial. Margaret also known as Laughing eyes was a very well known soloist, both native and classical. She delighted audiences and was a highlight of the Ceremonial singing her Zuni Lullaby. Fabians family were also members of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial and conducted traditional social dance shows
Fabian himself is an original member of the world renowned American Indian Dance Theatre. As a member of this dance troupe he has performed for world audiences in such places as Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia, Canada, and throughout the United states including Alaska and Hawaii.
Fabian was adopted at a very young age by Ojibwa grandparents, Sam Frog and his wife Mamie, who were from Hayward, Wisconsin. When he was nine years old he was officially brought into the dance circle by his grandfather, Sam, who placed the first eagle feather in his roach.
Fabian designs, makes and beads all his own costumes. He drums and sings, is a traditional storyteller and he is a keen artist painting pictures of native dancers. However his favourite past time is working with and breaking horses
Fabian has a five year old daughter Shayni Ross with his wife Cassie Soldier Wolf, whos family are members of the Northern Arapaho Wolf Society dancers. Fabian gives thanks to all the many good people that have given and shown him their utmost support. This has enabled him to grow to what he is today.
We are sorry to announce that Tim Spotted Wolf will not be able to be with us on this tour, and Charles Littleleaf will be coming to the UK instead. Tim has sent this message;
"Due to unforeseen health issues, I will not be able to visit you on the dates assigned me by the Sayana Wolf Trust. I regret this inconvenience and hope to visit in the future as my condition improves. Spirit teaches in many ways, not all of them are readily observed or understood. In my way of seeing this unforeseen event it has paved the way for my brother Charles Littleleaf and Vicky to visit you. I am honored that they will come in my stead. Enjoy them, they are kind and good people who walk the Rainbow road. Until we meet, Aka Toksha, Kola"
Tim Spotted Wolf"
"Always place yourself in the palm of the Creator in all that you do."