Tribe hopes new trail will shine light on story of Ponca and Chief Standing Bear
Larry Wright Sr., bison herd manager for the Ponca Tribe, atop Rocky Butte overlooking the Missouri River. The site once was part of the Ponca Reservation.
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:00 am
NIOBRARA, Neb. — Before the trial, there was the trail.
The story of Chief Standing Bear detoured through an Omaha courtroom more than 130 years ago. It started when the U.S. government uprooted the peaceful Ponca Tribe and forced it to move to Indian Territory.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:00 am.