Little Shell Tribe

November 18, 2012 - 3:33 PM
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 file photo, Henry Anderson, left, and James Parker Shield welcome people to the new Little Shell Chippewa Cree Visitor Center in Montana. Montana's Little Shell tribe appeared poised to fade from history in recent years after it was denied federal government recognition, lost its financial support from the state and saw its elected leadership splinter. But the past year has brought a sharp turnaround for the 4,500-member landless tribe that long has existed on society's fringe. Tribal enrollment is on the rise. Government grant money is flowing again, and the Little Shell cultural and visitor center opened this month in Great Falls. (AP Photo/The Great Falls Tribune, Rion Sanders) NO SALES