Edward Lone Fight

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Edward Lone Fight
Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes)
In office
1986–1990
Tribal programs manager for the Three Affiliated Tribes
In office
1994–1998
Superintendent of Mandaree School, Mandaree, North Dakota
In office
? – Retired in 2000
Personal details
Born (1939-05-29) May 29, 1939 (age 77)
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.

From 1994-1998 he served as the tribal program's manager for the Three Affiliated Tribes. He retired as Superintendent of Mandaree School, Mandaree, North Dakota, in 2000.[1]

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.

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  1. ^ 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.

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