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Otoe-Missouria Tribe


Photograph of Lizzie Dailey HarperLizzie (Dailey) Harper: "In Nebraska, a lot of the people heard of allotment. They didn't want it. They wanted free range. Some of them wanted free range. Well anyway, they got it in their head that they were going to run away. They are the ones they called the Coyote Band. And my father's one of them. Several of those Eagles and different ones joined that band. They ran away from the Otoes up there and mingled all around down here. That's how they came to know the Sauk and Fox, the Wichita, the Cheyenne. Then they came back to the tribe after the Otoes settle down here. There was quite a talk on the allotment. White Turkey, he fought it." (Otoe-Missouri Elders, p.35)