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Elouise Cobell

4,000 landowners on Crow reservation get offers worth $298 million

4,000 landowners on Crow reservation get offers worth $298 million

HELENA — The U.S. government has made offers worth a total of $298 million to nearly 4,000 landowners on the Crow Indian reservation to buy their fractionated parcels and turn them over to the tribe.

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Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

CROW AGENCY — A steady stream of Crow Indians filed into the Crow Agency post office Wednesday morning to retrieve checks of at least $800.

September 17, 2014 11:18 am Photos

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Frustration grows over $3.4B settlement delay

HELENA — Laura Juarez is supposed to receive close to $1,200 as her share of a $3.4 billion settlement among hundreds of thousands of Native Americans whose land-trust royalties were mismanaged by the government for more than a century.

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5 Montana reservations next up in consolidation program

HELENA — Twenty-one American Indian reservations will be the focus of the next phase of a $1.9 billion program to buy fractionated land parcels owned by multiple individuals and turn them over to tribal governments, Interior Department officials said Thursday.

May 15, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…

Payments from Indian trust settlement on the way

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The second set of payments stemming from a settlement between the federal government and Native American land trust beneficiaries is due to be distributed to members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes within a few weeks.

January 19, 2014 2:12 pmLoading…
New problems emerge on Wind River Reservation after Cobell settlement

New problems emerge on Wind River Reservation after Cobell settlement

CASPER, Wyo. — Mary Alice Addison is raising her five grandchildren. Her daughter died too young.

April 03, 2013 10:35 pm Photos

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UM's Native American Center to honor Cobell

UM's Native American Center to honor Cobell

MISSOULA — Elouise Cobell had a way of sorting through complex Native American land ownership tangles and combing out what's right.

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Tester-Rehberg race Montana's top story of 2012

Tester-Rehberg race Montana's top story of 2012

HELENA — The $47 million U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehberg was Montana's top news story of 2012, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of state editors.

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Payments authorized for $3.4B Indian lawsuit

HELENA — A judge has authorized the start of payments to American Indians in a $3.4 billion settlement involving the federal government's mishandling of land trust royalties, a law firm for the litigants said Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 4:16 pmLoading…

$3.4B Indian lawsuit ends, disbursements to begin

HELENA — Attorneys representing hundreds of thousands of American Indians say they should start seeing the first payments of a $3.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government by year's end.

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Appeal of Indian land trust settlement rejected

HELENA — The U.S. Supreme Court won't consider a Colorado woman's challenge of a $3.4 billion settlement between the federal government and Native American land trust beneficiaries.

November 07, 2012 7:36 pmLoading…

Montana tribes start receiving settlement money

HELENA — Some Indian tribes have started receiving their shares of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over mismanagement of their money and trust lands, while others are waiting and remain undecided on what to do with their windfall.

June 22, 2012 4:37 pmLoading…

$3.4 billion Indian land royalty settlement upheld

HELENA — A panel of appellate judges on Tuesday upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties were mismanaged by the Interior Department.

May 22, 2012 12:14 pmLoading…

Objectors of Native American settlement revealed

HELENA - Carol Good Bear started getting the calls about a week ago, after the attorneys who had negotiated a $3.4 billion settlement over misspent Native American land royalties published the phone numbers and addresses of the four people objecting to the deal.

January 30, 2012 4:19 pmLoading…
Mourners for Elouise Cobell gather

Mourners for Elouise Cobell gather

Mourners for Elouise Cobell gather for a final viewing Friday night in the Browning High School gymnasium before burial services Saturday. The Elvis cutout on the back wall was placed there in honor of Cobell's love of Elvis music.

October 22, 2011 8:15 pmLoading…
Elouise Cobell funeral

Elouise Cobell funeral

Mandi Bird Kennerly says a prayer at the casket of Elouise Cobell on Friday evening during a viewing and rosary service at the Browning High School. Kennerly is a great niece by marriage to Cobell, whose funeral services were held Saturday.

October 22, 2011 4:35 pmLoading…

Cobell also well known for her love of Elvis Presley

BROWNING — Elouise Cobell has left the building.

October 22, 2011 4:36 pmLoading…
Native Americans come from across U.S. to pay respects to Cobell

Native Americans come from across U.S. to pay respects to Cobell

BROWNING — They came from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and Arizona, from the Seminole Tribe in Florida.

October 22, 2011 4:36 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Remembering Montana warrior for justice

Gazette opinion: Remembering Montana warrior for justice

Rarely does the passing of a Montanan who never held public office outside her reservation elicit public condolences from the president, the governor and the entire congressional delegation.

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Elouise Cobell, force behind Indian trust case, dies at 65

Elouise Cobell, force behind Indian trust case, dies at 65

MISSOULA — Condolences from around the nation poured into Montana Monday following the death of Elouise Cobell, the Blackfeet woman who devoted the final 15 years of her life to recovering billions of dollars bilked from Indian people by the federal government.

October 17, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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