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Leadership flap in Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes appears settled

Eddie Hamilton, the current governor of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. Photo from Facebook

A long-running leadership dispute within the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma appears to be over.

At one point, four different people claimed to be in control. But now it looks like Gov. Eddie Hamilton is the stable and legitimate leader.

“At one point in 2012 our bank had frozen our accounts because of the leadership dispute, the claims that were being made to the bank,” Hamilton told KGOU. “It really disrupted the way of life for the tribe because we had to shut down in providing services to our tribal members, cut back on hours employees were able to work, some had to be furloughed.”

Hamilton said the tribe will seek the release of oil and gas per capita funds as well as the money from its trust fund settlement with the Obama administration.

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