Crowds line up for Northern Cheyenne Tribe's per cap checks
Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012
Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
of Montana drove, walked and even rode horses to the reservation to pick up their per capita checks.
Each member was eligible for a per capita check of $2,000. The money came from the tribe's $50 million trust fund settlement.
"I’m going to catch up on bills, buy some school clothes, get a car,” Angie Washee, who waited more than three hours on Friday to collect checks for herself and her two daughters, told The Billings Gazette.
The tribe hasn't decided what to do with the rest of the settlement. After attorney's fees, about $20 million is left.
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