Ponca Tribe

Chief Standing Bear

Ponca Indians. One of the five tribes of the so-called Dhegiha group of the Siouan family, forming with the Omaha, Osage, and Kansa, the upper Dhegiha or Omaha division. The Ponca and Omaha have the same language, differing only in some dialectic forms and approximating the Quapaw rather than the Kansa and Osage languages. The early history of



From West Point to Newburgh along the Hudson River

The steamer passes too near the west bank to give a view of the magnificent plateau with parade ground and Government buildings, but on rounding the point a picture of marvelous beauty breaks at once upon the vision. On the left the massive indented ridge of Old Cro’ Nest and Storm King, and on the



Biography of Hampton D. Hamilton

Hampton D. Hamilton was born in Bedford county, Tennessee, November 12, 1824. His parents were South Carolinians by birth, and were named, respectively, Thomas and Hollie Tucker Hamilton; the former died in Gentry county, Missouri, in 1850, and the latter died in the same county in 1854 His parents removed from Tennessee when our subject



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