A Promise Kept

The forced relocation of the Ponca Tribe to Indian Territory (now the state of Oklahoma) in 1877 contributed to the death of a Native baby. The child's father, Black Elk, pleaded with the townspeople of Neligh to help him bury his daughter. The town not only stepped up to help bury the little girl, but for over one hundred years - they've maintained White Buffalo Girl's grave. Recently, the Ponca and Omaha Tribes honored the community of Neligh with a thank you ceremony.

Christine Lesiak


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