Sub Chiefs of Little Shell III


​Hereditary chiefs were usually served by four worthy men who acted as sub-chief, or headmen. In this capacity, these men would dispense justice, care for the poor and sick members of the tribe, and carry out the wishes of the chief. Their roles were not hereditary and they were chosen at the will of the chief. The following individuals were sub-chiefs (headmen) under Little Shell III, the last hereditary chief of the Pembina/Turtle Mountain Band, who served from 1874-1903:



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