Charles “Chuck” Trimble was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the little town of Wambli, South Dakota. He was a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe. He attended Holy Rosary Mission near the town of Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He attended the University of South Dakota and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He founded and became the executive director of the American Indian Press Association, was elected the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians, received numerous awards during his lifetime and he was my Grandma Emma Trimble Nelson’s youngest brother. In 2013 he was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
The first time I heard about the South Dakota Hall of Fame was in 2013 when my mom, Irene Nelson Rempp, received an invitation to attend the induction ceremony for her uncle, Charles “Chuck” Trimble. She was determined to attend and she made sure that I could attend with her and dad. On Saturday, September 14, 2013, I rode with my parents from their home in Spencer, Nebraska to Chamberlain, South Dakota where, along with nine other people, Uncle Chuck was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
By Carol Remp
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