Standing at the future site of the Catawba Indian Nation’s bingo parlor in March 1997, Chief Gilbert Blue, right, laughs along with consultant Bobby Price while talking about the previous night’s vote by the North Myrtle Beach City Council. Seated in bulldozer is Catawba Tribal member Carson Blue.
Standing at the future site of the Catawba Indian Nation’s bingo parlor in March 1997, Chief Gilbert Blue, right, laughs along with consultant Bobby Price while talking about the previous night’s vote by the North Myrtle Beach City Council. Seated in bulldozer is Catawba Tribal member Carson Blue. CHARLOTTE OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
Standing at the future site of the Catawba Indian Nation’s bingo parlor in March 1997, Chief Gilbert Blue, right, laughs along with consultant Bobby Price while talking about the previous night’s vote by the North Myrtle Beach City Council. Seated in bulldozer is Catawba Tribal member Carson Blue. CHARLOTTE OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Former Catawba Indian Chief Gilbert Blue, who 'saved' tribe, dies following illness

June 11, 2016 08:57 PM