Woman behind Indian trust case remembered for grit
BROWNING — Elouise Cobell was remembered on Saturday as a warrior whose compassion and grit drove her to dedicate the last 16 years of her life to holding the U.S. government accountable for billions lost or stolen from her fellow Native Americans.
Friends, family and American Indian leaders gathered in the Browning High School gymnasium on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation for a funeral Mass for Cobell, who died last Sunday of cancer. She was 65.
"She proved that with hard work and determination, the impossible is possible," Cobell's childhood friend, Zita Bremmer, told the crowd of mor...