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The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe issued a statement on Friday on the death of Cole Brings Plenty (Mnicouju Lakota), a tribal citizen of the South Dakota-based tribe. 

Cole Brings Plenty, 27, played Pete Plenty Clouds in the “Yellowstone” spinoff television show “1923.” He is the nephew of famed Native American actor Mo Brings Plenty.

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In the statement the tribe demands a thorough investigation into the circumstances of Cole Brings Plenty who went missing in the early hours of Easter Sunday. His body was discovered shortly before noon on Friday near Kansas Cirty, Kansas, according to the Kansas County Sheriff’s Office.  

The Tribe's statement is as follows:

“The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe offers its deepest sympathy and support to Cole’s family and friends. He was an exemplary example of what it means to be a good relative and we stand with you in your grief.  

The  Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe  demands a full and thorough investigation into Cole’s disappearance and subsequent death. Our Attorney General will be in contact with the Kansas Authority to ensure this is accomplished.  

Further, to our young relatives who are students and reside in Lawrence, Kansas, we will provide further information about counseling services for anyone in need of support as information becomes available.”

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