Category Archives: Otoe

The Nemaha People

We covered the Nemaha Reservation earlier, so today, I’d like to talk about the actual records of the allottees. The alottee record was produced in 1860 when the government was preparing to issue individual allotments to the half-breed people provided for … Continue reading

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Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation Alottees – 1860

The Omaha and other tribes asked the government to set aside territory for their mixed-race descendants. The map above shows Indian villages in 1814 when Lewis and Clark explored in the Nemaha River. Under the patrilineal systems of the Omaha … Continue reading

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Indians in Missouri

Missouri at one time hosted several Native tribes, but today, none remain.  The Illini, Missouri, Osage and Quapaw were the primary tribes with the Chickasaw occupying the far southeast corner, the Ioway the northern border and the Otoe the far northwest … Continue reading

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Oto Indians

Once again, the Carlisle records provided the name of a tribe I hadn’t seen before, the Oto Indians.  The painting above by Karl Bodmer shows the Missouri, the Oto and the Chief of the Puncas (Ponca) circa 1840-1843. The Otoe, or … Continue reading

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