ASU law prof named to head Smithsonian's Indian museum

Phoenix, Arizona (AP) 9-07

An Arizona State University law professor has been plucked from his job to run the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Kevin Gover will start his new duties in December.

A member of the Pawnee tribe who grew up in Oklahoma, the 52-year-old is currently a law professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU and an associate judge on the Tonto Apache and San Carlos Apache tribal appeals courts.

He also served as an assistant secretary for Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1997 to 2000 and practiced law in Washington and Albuquerque for 15 years before that
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