Echo Hawk, Larry

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  • Larry Echo Hawk (1948–), a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, was the first American Indian to serve as a state attorney general when he was elected attorney general of Idaho in 1990. In 2009 he became the eleventh assistant secretary of Indian affairs to be confirmed since the position was established by Congress in the 1970s.

    Echo Hawk was born August 2, 1948, in Cody, Wyoming, and grew up in Farmington, New Mexico. He attended Brigham Young University on a football scholarship where he was academic all-conference, graduating in 1970. He earned a law degree from the University of Utah School of Law in 1973 and then worked for Californian Indians and as an attorney in Salt Lake City. In 1977 he became the ...

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