Episode 07: Chief Standing Bear (Part 02)

In 1879, the trial of Chief Standing Bear changed the legal standing of Native Americans. Special guest Taylor Keen, a Creighton University professor and Chautauqua historical interpreter, discusses the life of the Ponca leader. Part two includes the Standing Bear trial, insight into Keen’s role as a Standing Bear historical interpreter, the Chief’s legacy on both the city and the nation, the bill in the Nebraska legislature regarding Chief Standing Bear and Indigenous Leaders’ Day, and Keen’s Sacred Seed project.

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