Standing Bear
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"Standing Bear" (Omaha-Ponca language/Pá?ka iyé official orthography: "Ma?chú-Na?zhí?"/Macunajin; other spellings: "Ma-chú-nu-zhe", "Ma-chú-na-zhe" or "Mantcunanjin" pronounced ) was a Ponca Native Americans in the United States/Native American chief who successfully argued in U.S. District Court in 1879 in Omaha that Native Americans are "persons within the meaning of the law" and have the right of habeas corpus. His wife Susette Primeau was also a signatory on the 1879 writ that initiated the famous court case.

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There's still live ordnance out there, ... They were out there exploding stuff last week.

There's no disrespect in what they do.

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.

There was so much brush in the area, and you'd have not-respectable people hanging out all the time, ... I'm sure there was drug dealing happening, and I know there were underage kids drinking and throwing their beer cans everywhere. Now it looks so much better.

That the Indians possess the inherent right of expatriation as well as the more fortunate white race, and have the inalienable right to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,' so long as they obey the laws and do not trespass on forbidden ground.