Media Contact: Lovett 202-343-7445
For Immediate Release: August 28, 1978

Theopule L. Traversie, a former Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, has been named Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Cheyenne River Agency at Eagle Butte, South Dakota.

Traversie was formerly in the BIA's Portland Area Office where he worked as a loan specialist. A United States Navy veteran, Traversie earned a degree in business administration in 1963 from Northern State College in Aberdeen, South Dakota and completed law studies at the University of South Dakota in 1966.

Traversie, 44, is a member of the South Dakota State Bar. He was the Assistant Director of the OEO Legal Service in Eagle Butte from 1966 to 1970 and later practiced law in Rapid City, South Dakota.

He was Chairman of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota 1972-74