Elouise Cobell is a Winner

Elouise Cobell is a soft-spoken Blackfeet Indian who just happens to have sued the United States government on behalf of 500,000 American Indians — and won. It took 15 years, but persistence brought Mrs. Cobell to the office of President Obama on Dec. 8, 2010. There she watched Mr. Obama sign a measure granting a $3.4 billion settlement to American Indians for past government fiscal incompetence and corruption.

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