Oglala Sioux Tribe president recovering from car wreck on Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- January 2013

The newly elected president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has been injured in a one-vehicle wreck on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in western South Dakota.

Bryan Brewer’s administrative assistant Angie Sam said on Jan. 1, the cause of the Dec. 29th wreck was unknown.

The Rapid City Journal reports that Brewer suffered cuts to his head and a broken hip, but Sam tells the newspaper it was a clean break and the president is expected to make a fast recovery.

Brewer is being treated at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. The wreck was near Red Shirt Table.

Sam says the injuries won’t sideline Brewer’s ability to fulfill his presidential duties for the tribe, though some meetings will need to be rescheduled.