Songs silenced: Blackfeet elder Old Person dies

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Earl Old Person attends the University of Montana commencement in 2016.

Earl Old Person attends the University of Montana Kyiyo Pow Wow in 2008.

Earl Old Person talks with former UM President George Dennison at his inauguration ceremony in 1990.

Rob Chaney

Earl Old Person, traditional and political leader of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe who served longer than any head of state except Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, died on Wednesday. He was 92.

“Fidel Castro claims the title as longest-running head of state, but Earl Old Person beat him too,” said John Murray, Blackfeet Tribal historic preservation officer. “He met every

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