1999 Archives


1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 20092010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | Mailbag Questions Archive | Newsletter Archive 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.