Trail Map

Ponca Trail of Tears

May 16-July 9, 1877

After being forced into Indian Territory by the U.S. government, the Ponca tribe set out for present-day Oklahoma. This map follows the trail taken by Chief Standing Bear when he led his tribe back to their homeland in Nebraska after losing over 100 members of his tribe, including his son. His trail to and from Nebraska created a two-way, circular trail.

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