By August of 1881, only 26,236 acres in Knox County, Nebraska were returned to the Ponca near Niobrara, and by 1882, there were 170 Ponca living there. Bending to their inevitable situation, the Ponca chiefs signed a treaty with the U.S. Government on 12 March 1858 which ceded to the government all 2.3 million acres of land which the Ponca owned or claimed “except for a small portion on which to colonize or domesticate them.” In return, the Federal Government promised to “protect the tribe in the possession of the remainder of their domain as their permanent home and to secure them in their persons and property.” (Royce, 1899, p. 818), In the spring of the following year, in 1859, the Ponca tried to make their customary tribal buffalo hunt, but encountered a combined party of Sicangu Lakota, Oglala Lakota and Cheyenne at the headwaters of the Elkhorn River. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS. Then another separation took place at the mouth of the Osage River near present day Jefferson City, Missouri, as the Osage and the Kansas broke off from the Omaha, Ponca and Iowa. When Bear Shield, the eldest 12 year old son of Chief Standing Bear died in 1878, the Chief was unwilling to bury him in this strange country. “The Siouan Indians, A Preliminary Sketch”. By 1950 the U.S. Government formulated a policy which called for the dissolving and termination of all Indian Tribes. Poverty and disease would continue to take its toll on the Ponca over the years, however their populations steadily increased. The tribe has broken ground on a project that will create a year-round destination for family entertainment. 1-6) 1890. When the 8 Ponca chiefs reached their homeland, they found that since the Ponca had refused to go to Indian Territory of their own free will, a government order had been issued on 12 April 1877 to force their removal. Formal relations between the Ponca and the United States did not begin however, until 1817. My mother and her mother before her were knowledgeable about their culture. 1989. Swanton, John R. 1910. Yes, he was a great and proud man, as were they all. “Omaha Sociology”. At the time of termination, only 442 Northern Poncas were listed on the tribal roll, and only 847 of their original 27,000 acres remained. Hisada (legs stretched out stiff , referring to a dead quadruped). “The Cegiha Language”. (Howard, 1965, p. 25), By the time the Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Ponca village in September 1804, on the lower side of Ponca Creek, about two miles from the Missouri River, the Ponca had become quite familiar with Europeans. It was the ft. Laramie treaty of 1868 that forever altered the course of Ponca history. (The 14th Amendment states that no state shall deprive anyone of life, liberty or property without due process of law.) Traditions common to the Ponca, Omaha, Kansas, Osage and Quapaw give evidence that they were once a people living as a single group in the Northern Kentucky, Southern Ohio and Southern Indiana area along the Ohio River, and may have their earliest roots in the middle Mississippian culture known to exist in that area between 800 and 1550 ad (Howard, 1965, pp. ), Two Bulls – son of Buffalo Bull (he becomes head chief when his father dies in September 1846. The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma is today governed by elected officers and a committee. A Ponca gens on the Chinzhu side of the camp circle. Big Bull Enter your email address to subscribe to AccessGenealogy and receive notifications of new posts by email. Historical and archaeological evidence verifies that the Omaha, Ponca and Iowa as a group, then traveled west to build a fortified village on the Big Sioux River, north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This policy effected some 109 tribes and bands including 13,263 Indian people and 1,365,801 acres of trust land. There were many Mormons who wrote journals about their life and enjoyable experiences among the Ponca. My name is Nadia Lynn Kent. James Owen. Over The Land's Band – 73 persons The Northern Ponca now operates under a constitution consistent with the Indian Reorganization Act of 18 June 1934. Over the next eight years, the Ponca repeatedly appealed to the U.S. Government for protection and assistance. Often very little information is known or they no longer exist. During this time, the Omaha and Iowa pushed further south along the Missouri River to build a village at Covington, Nebraska in present day Dakota County. Traditionally, they were organized into four clans, each led by a chief with military, political, and religious authority. For vehicle tag information/renewal, the tribal member should email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. They speak a similar language to that spoken by several tribes who lived further south during the historic period, the Osage, Kansa and Quapaw tribes. The Ponca and the Omaha being the last to separate. Dorsey arranged the group in two subdivisions: the Quapaw or Lower Dhegiha, consisting of the Quapaw only; and the Omaha, or Upper Dhegiha, including with the Omaha, the Osage, Kansa, and Ponca. This uniqueness made the Tribe embark upon a vigorous program of educating and lobbying state and federal legislator officials to ensure that its members receive all the benefits and programs that the status as a federally recognized Tribe of Indians implies. It is believed that the Kansas (also known as the Kaw), followed the Kaw River into what is now Northeastern Kansas, and the Osage followed the Osage River into central Missouri. Their tribal jurisdictional area includes parts of Kay and Noble counties. A subgens of the Ponca gens Washabe. In a sense it was not that different than what Nazi Germany did to the Jews. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It was then that the first treaty was made between the Ponca and the U.S. to establish “perpetual peace and friendship.” (Howard, 1965, p. 27), In the early 1800s, the Ponca were still a semi-sedentary tribe living in earth lodges that the Arikara taught them and the Omaha how to construct. Explore American Indian Culture through articles, interviews, videos, photos, and live streaming. The Mormons were given some provisions to tide them over and assigned a camp near the Gray Blanket village near the junction of the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers (Tibbitts, 2003, p. 4). The Omaha Daily Herald Newspaper publicized the plight of the Ponca group, and it was carried by many other newspapers across the country. From that time, the Iowa never again built a village near the Omaha. TC worked at the Ponca Tribe Blue Star Casino and various other jobs with the tribe. He was employed by the Otoe Tribe Seven Clans Casino for many years. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Rush Into Battle (Howard, 1970, p. 131). By March 1879, Standing Bear and his followers had reached the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska, and the Omaha Chief Iron Eyes took pity on them, and offered food and asylum. These figures total 769, which differs from Fletcher's statement, “the total population of the tribe at that time was 733.” Fletcher further states that “there were eight chiefs, each of whom had his band,” and she gives a breakdown of the population among each as follows: White Eagle's Band – 89 persons (Fletcher & Laflesche, 1911, p. 86), Throughout the 1700s the Ponca were referenced in various maps and literature as living between Ponca Creek and the Niobrara River in North-central Nebraska. ), White Eagle – son of Iron Whip (has hereditary leadership rites.). The Northern Ponca Tribe was terminated in 1962, joining more than 100 tribes that lost their status as a result of federal termination policy. Bureau of American Ethnology, 18th Annual Report 1896-97, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Skinner, Alanson B. This was followed in 1826 by yet another treaty, in which the Federal Government agreed to receive the Ponca “…into their friendship and under their protection.” it should be noted, that there are no records that exist to date, showing that any member of the Ponca Tribe have ever killed white settlers or soldiers, or have ever taken up arms against the United States of America. NEWKIRK, Okla.–The Otoe-Missouria tribe announces the latest expansion of the 7Clans First Council Hotel and Casino property north of Newkirk, Oklahoma. Big Soldier's Band – 97 persons By 1829, their population had increased to 600 and by 1842, to about 800. However, by the time they entered the camp, the Pawnee had fled. Involvement in this warfare continued to reduce the population of the Ponca. The Chief ), Little Chief – son of Smoke Maker (has hereditary leadership rites.). Plains Anthropologist, Journal of the Plains Conference, Vol. Thank you for such a great history lesson. At the direction of Brigham Young, who stayed with the main group of Mormons in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area, this advance party traveled along the north side of the Platte River to a deserted Pawnee village on the Loup River near present day Genoa, Nebraska (Tibbitts, 2003, p. 1). 1886. 20 White Eagle Drive Ponca City, OK 74601 (580) 762-8104 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm Last Updated on: October 20th, 2020, Traditions common to the Ponca, Omaha, Kansas, Osage and Quapaw give evidence that they were once a people living as a single group in the Northern Kentucky, Southern Ohio and Southern Indiana area along the Ohio River, and may have their earliest roots in the middle Mississippian culture known to exist in that area between 800 and 1550 ad (Howard, 1965, pp. ), Buffalo Chip – a chief of the 2nd rank (after Black Warrior dies in August 1846. In addition, 350 head of cattle, and 600 horses were recorded, along with wagons that had been provided. Royce, Charles C. 1899. A subgens of the Washabe gens of the Ponca. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 30, Part 2, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Duncan, Jim. Most of the anthropological literature agrees with this main point, including the evidence that during a migration to the north and west, the larger Dhegihan group split up, forming separate tribes. Native Lights Casino. Since grandmother was of the He-Sah-Dah, rain band, these things I know go to that clan. Then a grand council was established to reach an agreement on the terms of the peace, and rules of war and hunting. Your email address will not be published. © PowWows.com All rights reserved Advertise With PowWows.com, Native American Athlete Takes on the Tour de France, Pow Wow Calendar Update - December 2, 2020. Chizhu. Federal troops were called in to enforce the removal orders, and by May 1877, the Ponca had begun their forced migration to “the hot country.”. In 1936 the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act paved the way for the Southern Ponca in Oklahoma to create a constitution and by-laws still in use today. 6, Washington, D.C. Dorsey, Rev. Taking their land and allowing them no dignity. Cut off from the buffalo and fearful of leaving their villages to farm outlying fields, the Ponca were often at the point of starvation. Later during the 1600s, the Ponca, Omaha, Osage and Kansas that went upriver along the Mississippi, stayed for a time near present day Osage and Gasconde Counties in Missouri, west of present day St. Louis. Therefore, Standing Bear and sixty-six followers left the Ponca Reservation in January 1879 on foot, following a wagon containing the body of his dead son, as they headed north to the traditional Ponca burial grounds in Nebraska. Big Soldier Food was also scarce as they had been on the move during the summers of 1877 and 1878 and had not been able to cultivate any crops. 3. Standing Bear's Band – 82 persons As was often the case, you were much more civilized and generous than our government. In April 1987, Nebraska passed legislative resolution #128 giving state recognition to the Northern Ponca Tribe and its members. Ponca Indian Bands, Gens and Clans Leave a Comment / Native American Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry. Traveling Buffalo's Band – 72 persons 77 Newkirk , OK 74647. (Howard, 1965, p. 15). 278-279); (Swanton, 1910, pp. Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. (Howard, 1965, p. 14) (Duncan, 1997, p. 33). Dtakhtikianpandhatazhi (does not eat deer and elk). Play all day and relax the night away! The tribal buffalo hunt in 1855 was the last successful big hunt. Dtesinde (buffalo tail). The long march took a heavy toll on the tribe, over half of whom were women and children. Other clans … I am shamed for this country though in how it treated our native Americans. "Clans of the Ponca Tribe" by artist Donna C. Flood 4-ft x 8-ft Mural On exhibit in the U.S. Post Office at Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma [Psalms 91:4. Membership in the tribe requires a 1/8 minimum blood quantum, according to rules developed by the tribe. In 1825 another treaty with the Ponca was made, in which the Ponca acknowledged that they lived within the “territorial limits of the United States,” thereby recognizing the supremacy of the larger force of the U.S. Government. Discouraged, homesick and hopeless, the Ponca now numbering 681, found themselves on the lands of strangers, in the middle of a hot summer, with no crops nor prospects for any. About PowWows.com - Founded in 1996, PowWows.com is your online gathering for all things Native American culture. Required fields are marked *. Smoke Maker – a chief of the 2nd rank (son of the chief of the same name who was killed by the Sicangu Lakota in 1824. James O. Dorsey, for many years a missionary and amateur ethnographer among the Ponca and the Omaha in the late 19th Century, states that later the neighboring Yankton Dakota Tribe made war on the Omaha, Ponca and Iowa while they camped on the Big Sioux River, which forced the group to travel west to the present day site of Lake Andes, in Choteau County, South Dakota. This land was part of the Indian Territory purchased from the Cherokee by the U.S. Government in the treaty of 1866. “Hethushka Zani: An Ethnohistory of the War Dance Complex”. The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma is one of two Ponca tribes in the United States. Prior to 1500 AD, this collective group traveled from their original home in the Southeast, down the Ohio River to its mouth. The tribe’s probable size in 1780 was estimated at 800. The Otoe-Missouria Tribe issues vehicle tags to enrolled adult members of the tribe residing within the state of Oklahoma. “Societies of the Iowa, Kansa and Ponca Indians”. Chelsea House Publishers, New York, NY. “Dakota Grammar, Texts and Ethnography”. At first they warred with the Marinara, but later a peace was determined by performing the wa-wan or calumet ceremony. This archaeological site known as “Ponca Fort,” has been dated to circa 1700, and closely resembles the middle Mississippian fortified towns found in Ohio which date to 800 through 1550. July 21st, 2011 And so, so much more. The Ponca Chief Iron Whip indicated the best route for the Mormons to follow when they continued on their journey west in April of 1847. The Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma is headquartered in Ponca City, Oklahoma. They migrated to the Great Plains to hunt buffalo and inhabited lands along the Niobrara River on the boundary between South Dakota and Nebraska. Big Hoofed Buffalo's Band – 22 persons However, figures presented do not add up. The Otoe-Missouria Tribe. 48, Stillwater, OK. James, Edwin. They planted corn and other crops, hunted buffalo occasionally and traded for many of their goods. 1915. 16:46. The Iowa continued further south almost to the Platte River, making a village near present day Florence, Nebraska in Douglas County. Chief Standing Bear and Chief White Eagle are incorporated into designs 2 and 4. The United States Government denied the right of Standing Bear to obtain a writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that “an Indian is not a person within the meaning of the law.”. There are two federally recognized Ponca tribes: the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. In the summer of 1846, an advanced party of 400 Mormons were heading west to find a route through the Rocky Mountains after being driven from their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois earlier that year. (Foreman, 1946, pp. Then, according to John John Champe (cited by Wood, 1959, p. 10), the Omaha and Iowa continued moving further south to build a village along Bow Creek near present day Wynot, Nebraska in Cedar County about 1735. The grandson of an Osage Indian, author Louis Burns wrote this primer to help persons of Osage descent trace their paternal lineage and to introduce researchers to Osage culture and the nuances of its language. According to Alice Fletcher in The Omaha Tribe (Fletcher & Laflesche, 1911, p. 51) by November 1874, the total population of the Ponca was counted as 733 persons, divided into three villages along the Niobrara River. These Ponca chiefs were documented by the Mormons as: Buffalo Bull – head chief (also known as Little Bear. Hawatay's Gift Shop & Supplies. According to Dorsey (1884, pp. 377-383) (Fletcher & Laflesche, 1911, p. 54). 1946. Often very little information is known or they no longer exist. Wood, W. Raymond. James Owen and Cyrus Thomas. The meaning of the name is lost. Dorsey, Rev. Both tribes speak a language called the Dhegiha division of the Siouan linguistic stock. Child Chief, In the same report filed in 1880, it was recorded that among the Ponca in Oklahoma, 80 houses had been built. Your email address will not be published. I thought you might like to see a cemetery for Ponca Tribal Cemetery I found on Findagrave.com. Dance Categories & Schedule Coffee…check! “Indian Land Cessions in the United States”. Given as a subgens of the Washabe gens of the Ponca. The agent, angry at their lack of cooperation, then left the Ponca chiefs, some of whom were advanced in years and ill. In 1962, the Congress of the United States decided that the Northern Ponca Tribe should be terminated. Culture. I am the great granddaughter of Lucy and Garland Kent, Sr., daughter of Curtis and Francis Primeaux and sister of Lexia and Alec Kent. Of the 3,787 enrolled tribal members, 3000 live within the state of Oklahoma. “Notes on Ponca Ethnohistory, 1785-1804”. The single reverse design features a variation of the Ponca Tribe Seal. From this time, the Ponca have been divided into the Northern Ponca of Nebraska and the Southern Ponca of Oklahoma. Vol. Dorsey, Rev. Baird, W. David. The chiefs were then forced to make the journey home in the middle of winter, without money, food or an interpreter. “Osage”. Bonanza Books, NY. Summary and Definition: The Ponca people were originally a small woodlands tribe of farmers who lived in longhouse villages inhabiting areas in present-day Ohio. At this time they were joined by the Iowa, who belong to the Chiwere dialect of the Siouan language group, similar to the Otoe and Missouri Tribes. It seems that both tribes were out on their tribal buffalo hunts and the encounter was accidental. By 1804, largely because of smallpox, their numbers dwindled to around 200. (Howard, 1965, p. 31). A center pool reflects the sky, and at its center, the eternal flame of “grandfather fire” burns on a large round sandstone pedestal. A center pool reflects the sky and at its center the eternal flame of "grandfather fire" burns on a large round sandstone pedestal. In the early 1700s, the Omaha, Ponca and Iowa migrated up the Missouri River to the mouth of the White River in South Dakota. In the fall of 1855, according to an account recorded by Rev. During the 1970s members of the Northern Ponca Tribe, unwilling to accept their status as a terminated tribe, initiated the process of restoration to federal recognition. The family expresses a huge Thank You to the Otoe Tribe! Four types of dwelling were used: earthlodges, tipis, wigwams, and elongated lodges. Given as a subgens of the Ponca gens Nikapashna. “Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Omaha Indians: The Big Village Site”. “The Quapaws”. 1 and Vol. The Ponca were suffering from malaria in this new country and many died from it. “Ponca”. 2003. As a result of the 2000 census, it was determined that there were 4,858 individuals in the United States that identified themselves as being Ponca alone, or Ponca in combination with another tribe or race. HAPPY CHIEF STANDING BEAR DAY. He started with the casino in 2005 and worked his way up the ranks to Head Supervisor Lead of Security before he retired in 2019. Ethnohistorian, Vol. 6, No. (O'shea & Ludwickson, 1992, pp. It is believed that it was here, prior to 1673, that the Omaha’s sacred cedar pole was cut, an important religious object, and afterward the Omaha assigned each clan and sub-clan its particular customs and duties. The Teton Lakota Bands now had a perfect excuse for their continued raids on the Ponca, as the Ponca were now trespassers in their own homeland. Good Morning folks. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 30, Part 2, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Tibbitts, G. Michael. “Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819 and 20”. Posted By Jonathan Holmes I am a descendant of the Ponca Tribe and of the Wa’zha’she Clan. Learn More… Of the 30 Ponca, only 12 returned alive. The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma is today governed by elected officers and a committee. 211-213) and Howard (1965, p. 11), the Ponca built a fortified village by themselves by Ponca Creek near the Niobrara River when the group reached the vicinity of present day Niobrara, Nebraska, in what is now Knox County. Native Lights Casino is … One traditional account of the ancient migrations says that the Ponca, Omaha, Kansas, Osage and Quapaw were known collectively in their early language as hon-ga, meaning “leader.”, Thomas Cry (Moni Chaki), Ponca, Nebraska, 1898 – Source Wikipedia. Traditionally, they were organized into four clans, each led by a chief with military, political, and religious authority. A term employed by J. O. Dorsey to distinguish a group of the Siouan family comprising the Omaha, Ponca, Osage, Kansa, and Quapaw tribes. 9. Spreadsheet Upload - Disabled. It was not until after the United States military subdued the Sauk in 1834 during the Black Hawk War, that the Ponca and the Omaha gained some relief. WiFi…check! In 1876, the U.S. Government formulated a policy to consolidate as many tribes as possible in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma. Contributions to North American Ethnology, Vol. However, they were vulnerable from attack by larger nomadic tribes as evidenced by an event that took place in 1824. Dtepaitazhi (does not touch a buffalo head or skull). The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is one of the most successful Tribes in Indian Country when it comes to effective lobbying and passage of favorable legislation and administrative pol… The other tribe, which has its own government and tribal lands, is located in Nebraska. The name Sioux is an abbreviation of Nadouessioux (“Adders”; i.e., enemies), a name originally applied to them by the Ojibwa.The Santee, also known as the Eastern Sioux, were Dakota speakers and comprised the Mdewkanton, Wahpeton, Wahpekute, and Sisseton. Aug 30, 2018 - Explore NadiMReuter's board "Ponca Tribe", followed by 414 people on Pinterest. 1823. Then the Ponca migrated by themselves, downstream along the Missouri River, then pushed westward and settled in Nebraska near the Niobrara River. (Fletcher & Laflesche, 1911, p. 51). 211-213) both Omaha and Ponca legends say they were living in a village near a lake when the sacred cedar pole was found. By 1906, just one year prior to Oklahoma statehood, the total Ponca population was 833, divided as 570 Southern Ponca in Oklahoma and 263 Northern Ponca in Nebraska. I fly the American flag for them but not for the politics and decisions that this country made at that time in our history. Upon arriving, he learned that a party of 30 Ponca men had been returning home from a friendly visit with the Oglala Lakota to the north, when they were attacked by a group of Brule or Sicangu Lakota. Anthropological Papers, American Museum of Natural History, Vol. While the Mormons were there, 9 Ponca chiefs and sub-chiefs arrived on the 8th of August 1846, intending to seek peace negotiations with the Pawnee. J. O. Dorsey also gives it as a Nikapashna gens, but this is seemingly an error. It is also believed that it was at this time that the Arikara showed the Omaha, Ponca, Iowa group how to build an earthlodge, and in return, the Omaha gave the Marinara permission to perform certain aspects of the Hethuska Society traditions and dances. See more ideas about native american indians, native american peoples, native american tribes. Those that traveled upriver were known as u-mon-hon meaning “against the current” or “upstream.” the u-mon-hon or Omaha was also comprised of the Ponca, Osage and Kansas. The Ponca made first contact with Spanish traders in 1789, and in 1790 their estimated population was approximately three thousand strong. “Plains Indians: Dog Soldiers, Bear Men and Buffalo Women”. Bureau of American Ethnology, 15th Annual Report 1893-94, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Shea, John M. and John Ludwickson. This was believed to be a means of self-preservation for the now smaller tribe of Ponca, whose lands were in-between the Lakota and Pawnee territories. 1884. 1-6), Their similar language, being the Hegira dialect of the Siouan language family, along with the traditional tribal organization, offers strong evidence for this. During the 1830s the Ponca were generally thought to be allies with elements of the Yankton Dakota and the Teton Lakota and frequently joined with them in warfare against the Pawnee. Ponca, North American Indians of the Dhegiha branch of the Siouan language family. Ponca City Now - April 5, 2016 10:55 am 7 Clans Casinos, owned and operated by the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, announces the opening of their newest casino location at 511 Kaw Street in Perry, Oklahoma. Then, figures taken in 1937 showed a total population of Ponca was 1,222, divided as 825 Southern Ponca in Oklahoma and 397 Northern Ponca in Nebraska. This treaty also stated that only “American Citizens” were to be allowed to reside among the tribe as traders, as was the custom at that time, and the tribe agreed to delegate the punishment of offenders to the United States Government, giving American traders an advantage over French and Spanish traders in the area. However, after the trial, President Rutherford B. Hayes assigned a commission to investigate details and found that the Ponca were being unjustly treated. 14-16). (Report of P. Wilson to B. O’Fallon, 1824, National Archives, St. Louis Superintendency). (Howard, 1965, p. 24). Today I saw the words Ponca Tribe for the first time, and found this webpage. Soon, the Ponca learned the value of being the middlemen in trade between Europeans and those tribes along the Upper Missouri, and in 1795 they began the practice of stopping and raiding trading craft as they went up the Missouri River. Dhighida. McGee, W. J. Although Standing Bear and his followers were freed in the spring of 1879, they had no home to return to in Nebraska. Occasionally, small elements of the Lakota would sometimes raid the Ponca as well, taking horses or stealing corn they had grown. The Rev. (Duncan, 1997, p. 59) the Ponca then made first contact with French traders in 1794. Close. The case of Standing Bear vs. Crook was brought before Judge Elmer S. Dundy in U.S. District Court on 30 April 1879, and by 12 May 1879 Judge Dundy had filed his now famous decision in favor of Chief Standing Bear holding that “an Indian is a person the same as a white man, and similarly entitled to the protection of the constitution.” Standing Bear and his followers were set free, and he then continued back to the Ponca tribal burial grounds on the Missouri bluffs where he buried his son with tribal honors. Your email address will not be published. Some 50 days later, the Ponca chiefs reached the Otoe Reservation along the Kansas/Nebraska border. The Otoes provided them with enough food and horses to make their way back to Niobrara, Nebraska. Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s Impact On Native Americans, Here Are the 10 States With the Biggest Native American Populations. These recordings of Lore are of the Ponca tribe, as to my clan. The Ponca chiefs refused to select any of the sites and after informing the government agent of their decision, requested to be allowed to return home to Niobrara, Nebraska. This termination removed 442 Ponca from the tribal rolls, dispossessing them of 834 acres in Nebraska. Yes folks, please read the book entitled “I AM A Man” by Joe Starita. (Dorsey, 1886, p. 218) when they arrived at the Mississippi River the group was separated when trying to cross. “Known village sites of the Ponca”. 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