Gilbert Blue, American Catawba chief, Died at 82


Gilbert Blue was born on December 5, 1933, and died on June 11, 2016.

He was the chief of the Catawba Nation in the U.S. state of South Carolina from 1973 until 2007.

Gilbert was a grandson of chief Samuel Taylor Blue.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

During his career as a chief, the Catawba received federal recognition.

Blue died due to mesothelioma.