- Jul 14, 2011
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Elouise Cobell's Accounting Coup
By Julia Whitty
A profile of the late Blackfeet woman who successfully sued the federal government for billions on behalf of ripped-off Native Americans.
Update: Elouise Cobell died on October 16, 2011, at the age of 65. This profile was written as she was 9 years into her 16-year legal quest, which eventually won $3.4 billion for a half-million Native Americansthe largest settlement in US history.
To those concerned that the United States can't afford a Cobell v. Norton settlement, she says, "It's not your money and never was."
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