Bob Barker's legacy stretched in, out of Indian Country


September 8, 2023

A fixture of American television with ties to a tribe in South Dakota sent a shockwave across Indian Country and beyond when news of his August death made it public.

Bob Barker was the face of “The Price is Right” for decades and hosted the show more than 5,000 times. His last was in 2007. He died at the age of 99 at his home in Los Angeles on Aug. 26.

Before taking his talents to California and to the tube, Barker spent a part of his childhood on his homelands on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe confirmed to ICT in an email that he was enrolled.


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