Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Premiered 4/11/19

The son of a tubercular mother and an alcoholic father, Ben Nighthorse Campbell persevered to become one of America’s most interesting leaders. From high school dropout to Olympic athlete… from artist to the United States Senator from Colorado… Ben has amassed a collection of identities, but none so important as the one he was ceremonially given by his father’s Northern Cheyenne tribe: Nighthorse. Ben Nighthorse Campbell has found success through fusing seemingly conflicting cultures, political beliefs, and artistic techniques – truly creating his own American identity.

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