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For Immediate Release: November 27, 1978

Louise Perkins, Tribal Government Worker, is Buried: Louise Gilbault Perkins, of Michigan Ottawa who worked 36 years with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, died November 22. Louise was administrative officer for the division of tribal government services. After attending Haskell Institute in 1941-42, Louise went to work for the BIA in Chicago as a Clerk-stenographer. She came to Washington in 1949 to work in the office of tribal relations under D'Arcy McNickle and has been since then part of the Washington scene for most tribal delegations. She was an expert on matters of tribal funding and budgets and she worked closely with many of the tribes on matters pertaining to the Indian Claims Commission. The funeral was at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and burial at the Washington National Cemetery. She was survived by four sisters and two brothers. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Louise G. Perkins Memorial Fund, American Indian Society, Bureau of Indian Affairs, care of Mitchell L. Bush, Jr., 1951 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20245.