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George Horse Capture, 75, Native Ameican activist

In an undated phoHistorian George Horse Capture is seen his GreFalls Mont. home.  Native American activist curator professor George

In an undated photo Historian George Horse Capture is seen in his Great Falls, Mont., home. Native American activist, curator and professor George Horse Capture has died in Great Falls. He was 75. (AP Photo/The Great Falls Tribune, ) NO SALES

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Updated: June 7, 2013 6:21AM

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Native American activist, curator and professor George Horse Capture has died at age 75.

Mr. Horse Capture’s family says he died April 16 in Great Falls of kidney failure.

The Great Falls Tribune reported that Mr. Horse Capture was one of hundreds of protesters who filled the abandoned prison grounds of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay in 1969.

They demanded acknowledgement of broken promises to Native Americans by the U.S. government.

Besides being an activist, Mr. Horse Capture was a world traveler, author, archivist and curator at the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo.

He also served as assistant professor at Montana State University and taught at the College of Great Falls.

Mr. Horse Capture was buried at Fort Belknap Reservation on April 21.


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