Group works to preserve old building on Big Blue Reservation

A group is working to preserve an old building on the former Big Blue Reservation in Nebraska.

The building is the last physical link to the reservation. It appears to be made with materials from the old Indian Mission School.

“This is what is left of a whole history of this area.” Laureen Riedesel, a member of a new group called The Otoe-Missouria Home Place at Barnesto, told The Beatrice Daily Sun. “This is the one remnant we’ve got that goes back to reservation days even if it is kind of a conglomeration.”

The reservation was home to the Otoe and Missouria Tribes before they were forced to move to Oklahoma in 1881.

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