Earl Barbry

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Earl Joseph Barbry, Sr. (October 2, 1950 − July 31, 2013) was an American politician and Native American leader.

Raised on the Tunica-Biloxi Indian reservation, in Marksville, Louisiana, Barbry was elected tribal chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi tribe of Louisiana in 1978 and served until his death. In September 1981, the tribe received recognization from the United States Government. He also help opened a hotel-casino for the tribe. Barbry died of cancer on July 31, 2013, aged 62, in Alexandria, Louisiana.[1][2] He was also the longest serving leader of any federally recognized tribe in the United States.


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