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Lissa Yellow Bird started searching for missing people after an oil worker disappeared from the reservation Lissa’s from. Since then, many Native American families have asked for Lissa’s help looking for their loved ones, too. Sierra Crane Murdoch tells Ira about Lissa’s exceptional investigation work—and the hardest case Lissa’s ever worked on. (6 minutes)
Sierra's book about Lissa is called, "Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country."
Lissa knows how to read people, how to pull information out of them that others can’t. Because of this, she’s able to find out what happened to her niece in just five days. But finding out what happened doesn’t even come close to resolving anything. (23 minutes)