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Our State: Native Americans on the Plains

Ponca History and Heritage


A member of the Ponca tribe and director of cultural affairs for the Ponca tribe of Nebraska, Wendzillo speaks on the history of the Poncas in Nebraska. Among featured topics are the Trail of Tears and the tribe’s termination and ultimate restoration to federal status. Among the possible areas of coverage: Chief Standing Bear and the effect his struggles and court victory had on Native American civil rights, Native Americans and Christianity, Lewis and Clark Among the Indians.

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