Missouri Indian, Otoe Indian, and chief of the Ponca by Karl Bodmer, c. 1840-1843
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|United States ( Nebraska, Oklahoma)|
|Native American Church, Christianity|
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|Ioway, Missouria, Omaha, and other Siouan peoples|
The Otoe (Chiwere: Jiwére) are a Native American people of the Midwestern United States. The Otoe language, Chiwere, is part of the Siouan family, and it is related to that of the Iowa and Missouri tribes.
Historically, the Otoe Tribe lived as a semi-nomadic people on the Central Plains along the bank of the Missouri River in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. They lived in elm-bark houses while they farmed. They used tipis when they traveled, like many other Plains tribes. They often left their villages to hunt buffalo.
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