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.
Historical Land Mark Council
Community Building, Macy
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