Mondo's NAT # 117 - Chaui
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Native American Tribes series.
A tribe of the Pawnee Confederacy, they held a a prominent place in the Council of the Confederacy, their head chiefs outranking all others. In 1833 they ceded to the United States their lands south of Platte River, Nebraska, and in 1857 all lands on the north side of of the river when the Pawnee Reservation on Loup River in mid-central Nebraska was established. After the state of Nebraska was admitted into the Union, the state government extinguished the tribe's rights to their land. It soon sold the land and used the proceeds to defray expenses to obtain lands in Indian Territory for a new reservation in 1876. The tribe was then relocated to Oklahoma. In 1892, their land was again taken in severalty and tribal members became citizens of the United States. Later, in 1964, the Pawnee Nation was awarded $7,316,096.55 for undervalued ceded land from the previous century.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum