Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

I keep thinking: “This election is cool.” Then something happens. I get excited, and I am thinking, even more so, this election is cool. Today? This election is cool. Another statewide candidate, Henry Red Cloud in South Dakota. I’ll post a story Sunday morning. But for now … a chart.

  Mark Trahant / TrahantReports Joe Garry was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 1957. He was, of course, the first American Indian to serve in that body. A decade later he moved up to the state Senate and later ran for the U.S. Senate in 1960 and again in 1962. Also a …

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