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Audio: Tornadoes, Twin Towers, and Hurricanes: 20 Years of Urban Disaster Clean-up

Roughly every five years since 1992, the United States has experienced major urban destruction, both natural and man-made. Even before the shock has passed, dealing with trash and rubble is a critical part of post-disaster response. How do cities clean up?

Tornadoes, Twin Towers, and Hurricanes: 20 Years of Urban Disaster Clean-up

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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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