Martin Cross served as chair of the Three Affiliated Tribes from 1944 to 1946, and from 1950-1956. He fought the building of Garrison Dam and demanded that Congress treat the people of Fort Berthold fairly. He is also known for helping organize the National Congress of American Indians, an organization that gave American Indian tribes greater political power through a unified voice. He’s also one of this year’s inductees into the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. We share a profile produced by Makoche studios.