Sunday, October 24, 2021


… Advocate, leader, orator: Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person leaves legacy. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

In 1978, Old Person gained perhaps his proudest title when he became chief of the Blackfeet Nation. According to archives from the Smithsonian Institution, the last principal chief of the Blackfeet Nation, Chief White Calf, died in 1903. His son, James White Calf, lived to be well over 100. During a formal ceremony in 1978, the family of James White Calf bestowed the tribal chieftainship upon Old Person.

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