Check out the video below showing highlights from our 2015 Chief Standing Bear Breakfast Commemoration.
July 27, 2015 7:00 am • By ALGIS LAUKAITIS | LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, which had its land taken away in the late 1800s, is getting a trace back: a 19.5-mile trail segment in Southeast Nebraska. On Sunday, the tribe signed an agreement with… [ Read More ]
The transfer of ownership to the Ponca Tribe for a 19.5-mile stretch of the Homestead Trail is the perfect culmination to the long effort to make the trail from Lincoln to the Kansas border a reality. Most importantly, the stretch of trail is believed to be close to… [ Read More ]
Ponca Tribe will soon own piece of land that’s part of ‘Trail of Tears,’ name it after Chief Standing Bear
By Joe Duggan / World-Herald Bureau LINCOLN — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will soon take ownership of a ribbon of land that is tightly braided into the tribe’s ancestral and cultural identity. During a ceremony Sunday at their offices in Lincoln, tribal leaders signed an agreement to… [ Read More ]
Two developments are noteworthy in the effort to focus deserved attention on one of the nation’s civil rights heroes. The U.S. House has passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., to study designating a federal historic trail in the footsteps of Chief Standing Bear. Sen. Deb Fischer,… [ Read More ]