1999 Native American News Archive
Native American news and events that occurred in Indian Country in 1999.
1999 Native american news highlights
—At the age of 36, Joe “The Boss” Hipp, a Blackfeet tribal member from Browning, Montana won the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Heavyweight Championship in 1999 making him the first Native American Heavyweight Champion of the World.
—Native american tribes and anthropologists battle over the bones of Kenewick Man, a prehistoric skeleton discovered in Kenewick, Washington, one of the oldest ever discovered in North America.
— Shannon County, South Dakota, home of the Oglala Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation is identified as the poorest county in the United States.
—On April 16, 1999, Amnesty International, who recognizes Leonard Peltier as a political prisoner, called for his immediate and unconditional pardon and release.