Sad Passing

I was sad to learn of the passing of Elouise Cobell yesterday. She died of cancer in Great Falls on Sunday just six months after I made this picture of her in her office in Browning.  She was 65.

For those of you unfamiliar with her story, she sued the federal government on behalf of American Indians’ royalty claims, and won a record $3.4 billion settlement.

I remember her talking about taking care of others, not about taking care of herself.
She was a tenacious fighter for justice for a people long unrepresented and exploited. I admire her still.

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