Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Christine Tuohy of Waterbury, CT

In You Seven Hawks

Dark and Proud You Stood

A Fire Deeply Burning

In You

Your Life Sang of Strength

The Calm of Wheat On An

Open Plain

In You, We Saw All The Possibilities We Have

But He Stole You From
Us Like A Petty Thief
Now We Weep In Our

Fly Seven Hawks For Our
Loss Is Your Gain
Be Free In You

Christine Tuohy, Waterbury, CT

Written by Christine Tuohy of Waterbury

Contributed by Ann McManus and Seven's Uncle George Saulis

Memories: From Ann

Seven Hawks at Hop Brook School in 2nd grade

Seven Hawks loved the adventure of traveling and learning about different places, people and cultures.

It never bothered him to move from place to place as long as he was with those he loved.

He was a happy and thriving child. This is how we got to know and love so many people in different places.

He always had something fascinating to write about his summer vacation after returning to school in September.

As his mother, I will always remember and cherish the memories of traveling and learning and growing together with the most beautiful sons on this earth, Seven Hawks and Ganusquah.

Our experiences and journeys together gave us a life time experience and knowledge that the three of shared and understand deeply with one another.

No one can ever take this from us.
The memory will live in our spirit and hearts forever.

Ann McManus@ Tobique First Nation, where Seven Hawks body lies to rest.

Seven & Ganusquah when they at Tobique First Nation,
In 1986.

Contributed by Ann McManus and Seven's Uncle George Saulis

Monday, April 21, 2008

Seven Hawks: The last knife

Although Seven was stabbed numerous times, there is one more deep cut that needs to be addressed.


Jose Alverado was fascinated with the Native culture. He sought out the family and was fascinated with them. Both the boys and Ann McManus. He took advantage of hospitality the family offered. He took advantage of their openness. He wriggled his way into their lives, making himself feel at home. Unbeknown to them, a rage lurked inside.

Alverado turned on them, first on Ann, because he was cut off after having a few (way) too many. Who was to know? Who could have predicted? Why was he carrying around a knife? These loving people were there for him, but he turned on them. Tomorrow Alverado will appear in court.
**He will be pleading not guilty,
**Says he was defending himself
**He is being held on $1 million bond

*UPDATE: 4/22/08
Next Court Date for animal:
Probable Cause Hearing on MAY 28, 2008

Seven Hawks Galler

This blog is intended to be a forum for sharing the stories contributed by family and friends of Seven Hawks Galler. In addition, I will personally be following the trial of the brutal killer Jose Alvarado, lets pray also that justice is served.

If you have something you would like to post, or contribute, email me at, or just leave a comment here.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Seven Hawks Galler Legacy Board Message Archive

April 22, 2008

April 21, 2008
Galen... I see this is going down to Tucson. I don't know if you know this is online but I want you to know I remember you in my prayers. I also remember how Seven Hawks was so much like you. I hope you are around loved ones in this time of need.

My son David was a good friend of Nunny and Seven Hawks.
Maureen Nelson (Olympia, WA)

April 20, 2008
Dear Ann & Ganusquah

So sorry to read about what happened to Seven Hawks. My heart goes out to you both.

I have been digging through old pictures of Hawkie & Nunny when they were little squirts running with their pack of buddies - catching salamanders, building forts, spray painting my truck. You were all great kids. Please let me know where I can send you some photos.

I've been looking at Hawkie's little face & imagining the handsome, strong warrier he grew up to be, strong enough to defend his mother. I have always had a soft spot for his tenderness. Now I will always honor his courage.

I wish you strength in the coming days for all that you will have to deal with, and I wish you the kind hearted support of your friends & family when you need it.

Your old circle of friends out here send you their love. You will always be in my heart.

Anna Schlecht (Olympia, WA)
April 20, 2008
we're so sorry it had to happen the way it did. it should of been you with a family and a life fullfilled. still you are already a legend in so many eyes. your smile will never be forgotten and will always live on in memory of the family, friends and others who knew you.the wonderful stories of you will be told for years to come. you're in everyones heart. may you be laid to rest in peace knowing how much you meant to so many. ann, nunny, we love you and will always be here for whatever, whenever. hawky, LOVE YOU and MISS YOU
beau kupec and stacey butler (naugatuck, CT)
April 20, 2008
Ann, Nunny, You are in my prayers, my thoughts, and my heart. Ann, you have always been a wonderful mother to your boys. The love you 3 share will live on forever. Nothing can change that. Your warrior will be with you always. Nunny, all children should be as close as you and Hawky. You 2 had a bond like Jason & Eric and that can't be taken away from you. Nicole sends her love and prayers to you both. May God give you comfort now and always. Love you~Barb
Barbara (aka Miss B) Riggs (Terryville, CT)

April 20, 2008
Man, Seven Hawks- it's been a long time and to here about you and your passing really breaks my heart. We grew up together and I only wish I could just give you a hug, a hand shake- something! May you rest in peace and one day I'll see you again. I send my regards to your family in this tragic time of their lives. I'll always keep you in my mind and heart and I'lll never forget you bro. Your memory and spirit will always remain alive.
With love and respect,
Elias Arroyo and family
aka E-money
Elias Arroyo (Coral Springs, FL)

April 20, 2008
hawks this is so terrible bro,i just talked to u at 7 oclock on friday.this is hard to takin man.i no ur in a better place. its so hard to accept that ur gone.i new u since six grade bro..lanternpk,we all will miss you.
nicholas fox (naugatuck, CT)

April 19, 2008
This is a sad day... sad times. My prayers are with you Ann and Nunny. I have sent them and know grieve with you.

I wrote a eulogy here but it seems to not have been posted. Know prayers given and candles are lit. He was a gentle warrior and will be missed.
Maureen Yocum-Nelson (Olympia, WA)

April 19, 2008
god bless you hawky we will alway's miss & love you ann& nunny i love you guy's iam always here for you love you always & forever may his soul be at peace....
tracy mcmanus (waterbury, CT)
April 19, 2008
Ann and Nunnie,

My heart goes out to the both of you. I am in shock. Know you are all in my prayers. Please accept this eulogy for the family.

"Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die."
Maureen Nelson (Olympia, WA)