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Standing Bear's Footsteps

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In 1877, the Ponca people were exiled from their Nebraska homeland to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. To honor his dying son’s last wish to be buried in his homeland, Chief Standing Bear set off on a grueling, six-hundred-mile journey home. Captured en-route, Standing Bear sued a famous U.S. army general for his freedom—choosing to fight injustice not with weapons, but with words.

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Standing Bear's Footsteps

Standing Bear's Footsteps

The story of the Ponca Nation’s exile to the malaria-infested plains of Indian Territory.

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Standing Bear's Footsteps

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