Standing Bear

Standing Bear (c. 1834 – 1908) (Páⁿka iyé official orthography: Maⁿchú-Naⁿzhíⁿ/Macunajin; other spellings: Ma-chú-nu-zhe, Ma-chú-na-zhe or Mantcunanjin pronounced ) was a Ponca Native American chief who successfully argued in U.S. District Court in 1879 in Omaha that Native Americans are "persons within the meaning of the law" and have the right of habeas corpus. His wife Susette Primeau was also a signatory on the 1879 writ that initiated the famous court case.

Read more about Standing Bear:  Background, Marriage and Family, Standing Bear V. Crook, Lecture Tour, Later Years, Legacy and Honors

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Ponca Reservation - History - Ponca Trail of Tears
... Standing Bear and the other leaders decided they wanted to return home, which infuriated the Indian agent who accompanied them ... A month later Standing Bear and the remainder of the tribe left after a military unit from Fort Omaha arrived ... Nine people died on the journey, including Standing Bear's daughter ...
Standing Bear Lake - Features
... earliest trails in the Omaha area is around Standing Bear Lake ... One unusual feature at Standing Bear is a wind organ ... Standing Bear sits in the middle of various housing developments ...
Standing Bear - Legacy and Honors
... Standing Bear was elected to the Nebraska Hall of Fame. 1998, the Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge, which crosses the Missouri River at the Nebraska-South Dakota border, was named in his honor. 1994, six north-central tribes in Oklahoma formed the Standing Bear Foundation they began holding an annual Pow-wow to bring the tribes and non-Native residents together in Ponca City, where the park dedicated to ...
Luther Standing Bear
... Luther Standing Bear (December 1868-February 20, 1939), aka Ota Kte (meaning Plenty Kill) or Mochunozhin, was a Native American writer and actor ... Thus, Plenty Kill became Luther Standing Bear ... Although Standing Bear achieved many successes by American standards, including becoming a member of the Actor's Guild of Hollywood, the plight of his people remained foremost in his mind ...
List Of People From North Omaha, Nebraska - Political Figures
... Joe Rogers, Colorado Lieutenant Governor, 1999-2003 (Republican) Standing Bear, imprisoned and tried at Fort Omaha Thomas Tibbles, Journalist associated with the Standing Bear v ... Crook trial Susette LaFlesche Tibbles, Ponca member associated with the Standing Bear v ...

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