Cedric Black Eagle loses re-election bid as Crow Tribe leader

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana elected Darrin Old Coyote as chairman in an election on Saturday.

Old Coyote defeated incumbent Cedric Black Eagle by a tally of 2,320 to 1,829, The Billings Gazette reported. He will start his four-year term on December 3.

Black Eagle was elected chairman in 2009 and served as interim chair following the death of then-chairman Carl Venne earlier that year.

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Crow Tribe votes out incumbent Black Eagle as chairman, chooses Old Coyote (The Billings Gazette 11/4)

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