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Blackfeet cultural leader Clarence Wagner dies

 

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SUSAN GALLAGHER Associated Press Writer HELENA

Clarence "Curly Bear" Wagner, an American Indian historian who pressed for repatriation of ancestral remains to tribes, has died. He was 64. Wagner died of cancer Thursday at a Browning hospital on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, said his cousin Walter Lamar. A cultural director for the Blackfeet Tribe, Wagner shared his culture through his travels in the United States and Europe. However, he always conSidered the Blackfeet Reservation his home, Lamar said. As a young man, Wagner was on the board o f the Ame r i can Indian Movement, Lamar sai...



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