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Standing Bear’s Pipe-Tomahawk Returned to the Ponca Tribe

June 15, 2022


On Friday, June 3, 2022, a delegation from the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, including several members of Tribal Council and staff, visited the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University for a ceremony returning the pipe-tomahawk owned by Chief Standing Bear to the Ponca Tribe. They were joined there by a delegation from the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, celebrating the return of this piece of heritage to the Tribal nation.
 
The pipe-tomahawk was originally gifted to Standing Bear's attorney John Lee Webster, one of Standing Bear's lawyers in the landmark...

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