Edward Lone Fight
|Edward Lone Fight|
|Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes)|
|Tribal programs manager for the Three Affiliated Tribes|
|Superintendent of Mandaree School, Mandaree, North Dakota|
? – Retired in 2000
May 29, 1939 |
Elbowoods, North Dakota (submerged under Lake Sakakawea)
|Relations||Parents, Mabel Good Bird and Theodore Lone Fight; descendant of Buffalo Bird Woman, Sheheke, and Chief Four Bears|
|Alma mater||Biology graduate, Dickinson State University; Masters degrees in Education and Public Administration|
|Fluent speaker||Hidatsa language|
Edward Lone Fight (born May 28, 1939) served as Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes) from 1986 to 1990. In 1988 Lone Fight met with President Ronald Reagan, a meeting which was the catalyst for the Just Compensation Bill, introduced based on the findings of the Joint Tribal Advisory Committee, which provided the tribes partial compensation for the flooding of reservation due to the construction of the Garrison Dam under the Pick-Sloan Legislation.
Lone Fight is a fluent speaker of the Hidatsa language and a traditionalist. He graduated from Dickinson State University with a major in Biology; one of the earliest Native Americans to do so. He also holds a master's degree in Education and a master's degree in Public Administration.
The son of Mabel Good Bird and Theodore Lone Fight, Edward is also a direct descendant of Waheenie Wea (Buffalo Bird Woman), Sheheke, and Chief Four Bears. "Lone Fight" is a broad family name related exclusively to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.
- The North Dakota Center for Distance Education. "Contemporary Tribal Leaders, 1968-Present", "The History and Culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Sahnish." Accessed June 29, 2011.