The Chiefs of Council Bluffs: Five Leaders of the Missouri Valley Tribes

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Two centuries ago, the fierce winds of change were sweeping through the Middle Missouri Valley. French, Spanish and then American traders and settlers had begun pouring in. In the midst of this time of tumult and transition, five chiefs rose up to lead their peoples: Omaha Chief Big Elk, the Pottawatamie/Ottawa/Chippewa Tribe's Captain Billy Caldwell, Ioway Chief Wangewaha (called Hard Heart), Pawnee Brave Petalesharo and Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Historian Gail Holmes tells the story of their leadership as the ...

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Overview

Two centuries ago, the fierce winds of change were sweeping through the Middle Missouri Valley. French, Spanish and then American traders and settlers had begun pouring in. In the midst of this time of tumult and transition, five chiefs rose up to lead their peoples: Omaha Chief Big Elk, the Pottawatamie/Ottawa/Chippewa Tribe's Captain Billy Caldwell, Ioway Chief Wangewaha (called Hard Heart), Pawnee Brave Petalesharo and Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Historian Gail Holmes tells the story of their leadership as the land was redefined beneath them.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781609496135
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,528,357
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Five Led Through Winds of Change 9

2 Omaha Chief Big Elk 14

3 Pottawatamie/Ottawa/Chippewa Leader Captain Billy Caldwell 17

4 Chief Hard Heart Quit His Ioway Tribe Favoring the British in the War of 1812 21

5 Petalesharo Broke Pawnee Tradition of Human Sacrifice 26

6 Standing Bear Won Change in American Law for Indians 30

7 American Policies in the New Republic 36

8 Jackson's Indian Removal Plan 41

9 Ancient Tribal Groups Also Migrated 55

10 Politicians Moved Native American Tribes Around 73

11 End of Indian Sovereignty in the Valley Foreseen 86

12 Mormons Built on Both Sides of Mid-Missouri River 99

13 Indians Demanded Rent from the Mormons 109

About the Author 127

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