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Near Macy in Thurston County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Omaha Tribe

 
 
Omaha Tribe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 15, 2012
1. Omaha Tribe Marker
Inscription.  This was the homeland of the Omaha Tribe long before white settlers came to the Great Plains. By 1750, the Omaha occupied a large region in northeastern Nebraska and northwestern Iowa. The name “Omaha” means “those going against the wind or current” and may refer to a traditional migration up the Missouri River by the ancestors of the present tribe. Lewis and Clark, in 1804, recorded that the Omaha lived here and noted the grave of Chief Blackbird. By a treaty in 1854, the Omaha gave up much of their territory, except for the area of the present reservation.
The Omaha were a peaceful people who lived by agriculture and hunting. During the trying years in the nineteenth century, they were guided by such forward-looking and influential leaders as Big Elk and Joseph La Flesche (Iron Eye). The tribe never took up arms against the flood of white settlers. A number of Omaha served in Nebraska military units as early as the Civil War.
Today the Omaha people continue to live on their traditional homelands where their ancestors farmed, hunted and are buried.
 
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Wide view of Omaha Tribe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 15, 2012
2. Wide view of Omaha Tribe Marker
Landmarks Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 42° 7.145′ N, 96° 21.342′ W. Marker is near Macy, Nebraska, in Thurston County. Marker is on U.S. 75 0.1 miles south of W Main Rd, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macy NE 68039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Combs School (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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