Omaha and Nebraska - the Heartland of the United States is the land of several Native Peoples. There is a rich, and at times tragic, history of Tribal Peoples in Omaha. Among the Tribal Nations for whom Nebraska has been their homeland or whose histories have been connected to Nebraska are: Arapaho, Arikara, Cheyenne, Comanche, Dakota, Sac and Fox, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kansa or Kaw, Kiowa, Lakota, Missouri, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Pawnee, Ponca, Santee, Sauk, Santee Sioux, and Winnebago.
SIETAR USA wishes to honor and give thanks to these proud owners and custodians of the land on which we will meet in October.
Today, there remain six Tribal Nations with land in Nebraska: the Oglala Sioux, Santee Sioux, Winnebago, Omaha, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and the Sac and Fox. In addition, there are also Federal Land Trusts for the Ponca and Winnebago.
There are museums and monuments that pay homage to this rich Tribal heritage throughout Nebraska, and several right in Omaha. Stay tuned in future months for more details on some options for places you may want to visit!