Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Ben Nighthorse Campbell is active/lives in California, Colorado. Ben Campbell is known for jewelry.
Biography Ben Nighthorse Campbell
BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL
In 1992, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a rancher, teacher, judo champion, and jewelry designer became the first Native American to serve in the U.S. Senate in more than 60 years.
Campbell was born April 13, 1933, in Auburn, California, the son of Albert Valdez Campbell, who was part Northern Cheyenne Indian, and Mary Vierra, a Portuguese immigrant. His mother was a patient and occasional employee at a tuberculosis sanatorium when she met his father, who also worked there. They were married in 1929 and had two children, Campbell and his sister, Alberta Campbell, who died at the age of 44, an apparent suicide.
Campbell's father was an alcoholic who frequently disappeared, leaving Campbell's mother to su
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