Alaskan Native Leader Killed in Crash

Anne Sutton of member station KTOO in Juneau reports that Morris Thompson, one of Alaska's best-known Native leaders, and his wife and daughter, were on Flight 261. Thompson was an Athapascan Indian born in the village of Tanana on the Yukon River. He was prominent in settling Alaska Native claims. Thompson's colleagues and friends remember him as a unifier.



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