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22.12.16

Indianz.Com > Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral College: Faith Spotted Eagle, an elder from the Yankton Sioux Tribe, won one presidential vote from Robert Satiacum Jr., a member of the Puyallup Tribe who served as an elector for Washington state. He then wrote down Ojibwe activist Winona LaDuke, the founder of Honor The Earth, as his pick for vice president, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Satiacum's protest apparently marked the first time a Native person won an Electoral College vote for president. But it wasn't a first for the vice president's spot -- that achievement goes to Charles Curtis, who served as vice president from 1929 to 1933. Curtis was Kaw.


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