Joe Starita

Joe Starita tells the enthralling story of how Chief Standing Bear peacefully fought for Native American rights.


Joe Starita discusses the legal, social and political importance of the landmark 1879 decision in which a judge declared that Ponca Chief Standing Bear was “a person” within the meaning of the law and entitled to the same Constitutional protections as white citizens.

Joe Starita

Title: Professor -College of Journalism and Mass Communications -UNL

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (402) 423-9266

City: Lincoln

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