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Otoe-Missouria Tribe

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Photograph of Buffalo Chief"This story of the confederated tribe of Otoe and Missouria began centuries ago when a mass of people located near the Great Lakes, withdrew from their parent stock and departed on a quest of their own." (Otoe-Missouria Tribe, p.11)

During the 19th Century, pressure from the Federal government caused the Otoe-Missouria to move and give up more and more of their land. The dominant white culture felt that farming was the proper use for the prairie lands.