These articles were written specifically about the Otoe-Missouria, a federally-recognized tribe of native American Indians based in Red Rock, Oklahoma. To browse all articles which mention the Otoe-Missouria, use the Topic link.

Table of Contents

  • Otoe-Missouria Genealogy Introduction
    The Otoe-Missouria genealogy database includes members and descendants of the Otoe-Missouria tribe of Oklahoma, who purchased land and established their last reservation in the Cherokee Strip of what is now north-central Oklahoma in 1881.
  • Otoe-Missouria Genealogy Database
    An interactive web application that allows users to search names, find facts, and follow the family lines associated with the Otoe-Missouria tribe.
  • Otoe-Missouria News Archive
    Otoe-Missouria.com, hosted as a separate website, serves as a news aggregator for stories specifically about the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma and its people. All content is copyrighted by the original authors and publishers.
  • History of the Otoe-Missouria
    The people who would become the Missouria, the Otoe, and the Ioway once belonged to the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nation, one of the Siouan tribes of the Great Lakes.
  • La Salle’s Contact with the Otoe
    My analysis of the French explorer’s narrative about his contact with the Otoe in 1680.
  • Otoe-Missouria Allotment
    The initial allotment of the Otoe-Missouria Reservation was the task of Helen P. Clarke. She soon found that the tribe opposed allotment and was determined to resist her efforts.
  • Otoe-Missouria Allotment Schedule: 1899
    After eight years of struggle, Ms. Clarke finally submitted her schedule of allotments. On 7 December 1899, the allotments were approved by the acting Secretary of the Interior.
  • Otoe-Missouria Allotment Schedule: 1906
    Shortly after the original allotments were assigned, the Otoe-Missouria petitioned the Commissioner to revise the schedule to include newly-born children and to provide a more equitable distribution to previous allotees.
  • Otoe-Missouria Tribal Photographs
    Portraits from the Smithsonian Archival, Manuscript, and Photographs Collection. Most of these photographs were taken in Washington, DC, when the chiefs and other tribal delegates were appearing before the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
  • The Story of Indian Names
    When researching Indian names, it’s important to realize that a name may be spelled in different ways, depending on who recorded it and how they heard it pronounced. Also, individuals usually changed their name throughout their life.
  • Fur Traders and Trail Blazers
    Reprint of an article written by Merrell J. Mattes for the Overland Journal about Joseph Robidoux and his family, who left their surname among many families of the Otoe and Ioway tribes.
  • The Pawnee Indian School
    The Pawnee Indian School in Pawnee, Oklahoma, was one of many federally funded boarding schools built around the turn of the century for the purpose of assimilating Indian youth into white culture.
  • Otoe-Missouria Tribal Princess
    Like many other native American tribes, the Otoe-Missouria annually select a Princess to represent the tribe at official events and to act as a goodwill ambassador.
  • Otoe-Missouria Tribal Cemetery
    Many of the Otoe-Missouria people from the early part of the 1900s are buried in the tribal cemetery, located along US 177 near the tribal offices in Noble County, OK.
  • Otoe-Missouria Christian Hymns
    Reprint of a pamphlet of some of Earl Plumley’s translation of traditional Christian hymns into the Otoe-Missouria language, as he remembered them from Baptist campmeetings.


The bibliography for my research is listed on the References page.

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