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Ponca Tribe museum features headdress worn by Standing Bear

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Headdress worn by Chief Standing Bear. Photo from Ponca Tribe

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has opened a museum inside a historic building.

The Ponca Tribal Museum in Niobara is inside a building that was constructed tribal members in 1936. The collection includes a headdress worn by Chief Standing Bear, who won a landmark federal court case in 1879.

The museum also houses a library, community learning center and the offices of the culture department.


Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Photo from Wikipedia


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Ponca tribe restores history with museum, new trail (The Norfolk Daily News 7/8)

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