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Standing Bear Quotes

A Ponca Native American chief who successfully argued in U.S. District Court in 1879 in Omaha that Native Americans are "persons within the meaning of the law" and have the right of habeas corpus.
(1834? - 1908)

And when native man left off this form of development, his humanization was retarded in growth.

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.

My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived - roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska.