Ponca Tribe opens sixth field office in Nebraska
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska hosted an open forum at its newest field office on Monday.

The tribe was terminated in 1966 and lost all of its land. After being restored to recognition in 1990, the tribe has been slowly rebuilding its community.

The tribe has since built a clinic, opened a hide-tanning operation and started a housing program. Six field offices have been opened, including the newest one in Sioux City, Iowa.

"It definitely hasn't been easy," Phil Wendzillo, a tribal council member, told The Sioux City Journal.

The tribe has more than 2,500 members.

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Relevant Links:
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska - http://www.poncatribe-ne.org

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