Rebecca White Sullivan, Vice Chairwoman for the Ponca Tribe, will give a presentation on Chief Standing Bear the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. No man should be forced to leave his home, forced on foot to walk hundreds of miles to the unknown, watch disease and famine take the lives of hundreds, and left with nothing but broken promises. Chief Standing Bear had endured enough when his son’s dying wish was to be buried back home; and the great Chief knew what had to be done. As a result of being arrested, Chief Standing Bear proved through law that Native Americans were men with his famous statement in court, “I AM A MAN.” But, what became of Chief Standing Bear’s own Tribe after the trial and would he be Proud of his Ponca People today?
May 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Gross Auditorium at College of Saint Mary
Free to DCHS members; $5 for non-members
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