Osage Nation inaugurates Red Eagle as new chief

Pawhuska, Oklahoma (AP) August 2010

The Osage Nation has inaugurated a new chief and assistant chief.

John D. Red Eagle was installed as the American Indian tribe’s new principal chief and Scott N. BigHorse as the tribe’s assistant principal chief during a ceremony Aug. 4 at the tribe’s cultural center in Pawhuska. Tribal Supreme Court Justice Charles Lotah administered the oaths of office.

Both Red Eagle and BigHorse, a former Oklahoma state representative, won runoff elections last month and are from Pawhuska.

Red Eagle will replace Jim Gray as the tribe’s chief. He’s the pastor of a small church in Pawhuska and says he plans to call for a day of reconciliation and a day of prayer in the tribe.




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