Northern Cheyenne leadership dispute escalates
A leadership dispute within the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana has escalated into threats of terrorism.

A group of tribal members passed a resolution that ousts President Eugene Little Coyote. It states that anyone who still recognizes Little Coyote as the tribe's leader "does so at its, his, or her own peril."

Little Coyote, who was the target of an ouster in July, blasted the backers of the resolution for using "terror-based" tactics. "Elected officials are supposed to serve the people, not threaten and terrorize them," he wrote in a memo to tribal employees.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has continued to recognize Little Coyote as president. The latest resolution has not been reviewed by the agency.

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N. Cheyenne leadership rift widens (The Billings Gazette 9/19)

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