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Shoshone Leader Dies at Age 87



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CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) -- The leader of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has died.

Mae Timbimboo Parry died at her Clearfield home on Tuesday at the age of 87. She was one of 10 women recognized in the first Utah Women's Achievement award back in 1996. Parry was also named Honorary Utah Mother of the Year back in 1986.

Parry lobbied the state to pass the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. She also donated several hours to teaching about American Indian culture to local elementary schools.

Her funeral will be held tomorrow at noon at the Clearfield City Cemetery.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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