Edison Real Bird

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Edison Real Bird
Chairman of the Crow Nation
In office
1966–1972
Preceded by John Wilson
Succeeded by David Stewart

Edison Real Bird was the chairman of the Crow Nation Tribal Council from 1966 to 1972. While in that position, he implemented several key democratic reforms, and oversaw the election of Pauline Small, the first woman to be elected in the Crow Nation.

He was photographed at the signing of the Crow Tribal Agreement, with Stewart Udall and Arnold Olsen, in 1961.[1]

"In 1967, during the Edison Real Bird Administration the Crow Cultural Commission, chaired by Henry Old Coyote, began a plan to design the Crow Tribal emblem and flag."[2]

The Crow Central Education Commission of the Crow Tribe of Indians, which was authorized and funded in 1972, "during the Edison Real Bird administration," became the parent organization of today's Little Big Horn College.[3]

The Edison Real Bird Memorial Complex in Crow Agency, Montana, named in his honor, is the site of the Crow Fair Rodeo.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to the Arnold Olsen Papers 1956-1972". Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Emblem and Flag of the Crow Tribe - Apsáalooke Nation Executive Branch". Official Site of the Crow Tribe - Apsáalooke Nation. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Little Big Horn College. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  4. ^ Maria Scandale (2011-08-18). "93rd Annual Crow Fair Celebration Under the Big Sky". Indian Country Today Media Network. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 

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