Curly Bear Wagner

Bios

Curly Bear Wagner

Curly Bear Wagner has served as cultural director for the Blackfeet Nation, is president and founder of the Going-to-the-Sun Institute, and is great-grandson of the famous Blackfeet, Chief Red Crow. He is an accomplished oral tradition storyteller, the recipient of the Montana Historic Preservation Award, and was instrumental in recovering the ancestral remains of Native Americans from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Field Museum in Chicago, for repatriation and traditional tribal burial. He serves on museum boards for the Plains Indian Museum in Browning, Montana, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. He and his two youngest children live on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana.

Job Title: 
Writer, Producer
Tribal Affiliation: 
Blackfeet

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Lake of Betrayal looks at the Seneca Nation’s fight to protect its sovereignty against a backdrop of a federal Indian Termination policy, pork-barrel politics, and undis