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.
Erected by Historical Landmarks Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
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 West Main Road, 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 June 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.