By Tristan 

Our View: Cobell's life will affect future generations


Elouise Cobell died in Great Falls Sunday, just short of seeing the fruits of her long labor come to maturity.

But generations to come will remember her for her strong sense of justice and her determination to overcome injustice.

She was the lead plaintiff and driving force behind the lawsuit that resulted in a $3.4 billion settlement for Native Americans. The deal was approved by Congress last year, but the aggrieved parties have not yet received their checks from the federal government, and there are still some legal hurdles to overcome.

The Blackfeet woman won a $300,000 "genius grant...

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