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Following in His Footsteps


Last updated 5/25/2013 at 10:54am

Many people know the story of Chief Standing Bear. Books have been written and movies made about his story and that of the Ponca Tribe. I am not writing this story to open up old wounds or stir up resentment towards nationalities or governments. I am writing it because Standing Bear’s story inspires me to walk with God—no matter what. The U.S. government had taken his land in South Dakota (now northern Nebraska) and forced his people to travel to Oklahoma. Many died from malaria, the journey, or the desolate conditions in Indian Territory.

Incredibly, Standing Bear, his family, and fr...

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