Nebraska Hall of Fame: Standing Bear

Standing Bear, 1829-1908.

Ponca Indian chief and symbol for Indian rights.

I have found a better way
                 - Standing Bear
An Indian is a person within the meaning of the law
                                               - Judge Elmer Dundy​

Probably born in northeast Nebraska. He lived near the mouth of the Niobrara River in present Knox County at the time of his death.

Standing Bear was inducted into the hall of Fame in 1977-78.

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