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Tribe mourns loss of girl and her grandfather

More than 300 people attended funeral services on Tuesday for Richard D. Yellow Bird Steele Sr. and his granddaughter, Amber Lee Steele.

Steele, 56, and his granddaughter were killed in a car accident on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Amber was 15.

Steele was serving as vice-chairman of the tribe's Wounded Knee District. Family and friends remembered him as a man with a strong work ethic. Amber had relatives from the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.

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Reservation grieves for girl, grandfather (The Rapid City Journal 5/26)