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Osage Nation Congress to vote Tuesday on chief's removal

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 21, 2014
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PAWHUSKA — The Osage Nation Congress is set to vote Tuesday on whether to remove the tribe's principal chief from office.

John Red Eagle is accused of malfeasance in office, arrogation of power and disregarding his constitutional duties and oath of office.

Members of a congressional committee had initially recommended Red Eagle be removed from office after they investigated 15 accusations against the chief since he took over the position of executive leader of the tribe in mid-2010.

The chief has denied any wrongdoing.

A local television station reports that the 12-member Osage Nation Congress is set to vote Tuesday on whether Red Eagle should be removed from office.