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    Newseum Presents Staged Reading of the Ponca Indian Story ‘Waaxe’s Law’

    In 1879, a Ponca Indian chief stood up, extended his hand, and made one of the greatest arguments for equality under the law in the history of the United States. Chief Standing Bear demanded that a federal court afford him the same rights as whites under the law, despite the fact that his skin was a different color.

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