Edison Real Bird
|Edison Real Bird|
|Chairman of the Crow Nation|
|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.
"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."
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.
- "Guide to the Arnold Olsen Papers 1956-1972". Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "Emblem and Flag of the Crow Tribe - Apsáalooke Nation Executive Branch". Official Site of the Crow Tribe - Apsáalooke Nation. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "About Us". Little Big Horn College. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- Maria Scandale (2011-08-18). "93rd Annual Crow Fair Celebration Under the Big Sky". Indian Country Today Media Network. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- Programs-Edison Real Bird Administration, "Eloise Whitebear Pease Collection Inventory". Library @ Little Big Horn College. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
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