Carl Venne

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Carl Venne
Crow Nation Tribal Chairman Carl Venne and Barack Obama at Apsaalooke Veterans Park in Crow Agency, Montana, on May 19, 2008.
Chairman of the Crow Nation
In office
November 12, 2002[1] – February 15, 2009
Preceded byVincent Goes Ahead
Succeeded byCedric Black Eagle
Personal details
BornJuly 20, 1946
Helena, Montana
DiedFebruary 15, 2009
Hardin, Montana

Carl Venne (July 20, 1946 – February 15, 2009), whose Crow name was Aashiise Dakatak Baacheitchish, was, until his death, the chairman of the executive branch of the Crow Nation. He won a November 2002 special election held after the September 2002 resignation of Chairman Clifford Birdinground. Venne was sworn into office on November 12, 2002.[1] He served until his death on February 15, 2009. Venne served on the Montana Meth Project and Advisory Council of the State of Montana Department of Corrections.

Venne died on February 15, 2009, aged 62. He had two girls and one son. He served with the US Army during the Vietnam War.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Hagengruber, James (2002-11-12). "New leader takes Crow Tribe reins". Billings Gazette. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  2. ^ "Carl E. Venne". Big Horn County News. February 2009. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Crow Tribal Chairman Carl Venne Dies at Age 62". USA Today. February 16, 2009. Retrieved August 11, 2011.

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