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At 101 years old, St. Croix Chippewa elder keeps tribal traditions alive


April 13, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The year she was born, Warren G. Harding was president, insulin was discovered, and Coco Chanel introduced Chanel Number 5. Now an elder with a local Native American tribe has passed a major milestone.

"I can't believe it. People would say ‘oh my god, you're 100' and I'd say yeah. I can't believe it," said Jean Songetay.

From avid fisherman to matriarch of five generations of her family, Jean has assumed many roles over the last century. But she also happens to be the oldest member of the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe in Wisconsin.


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