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Missouri Indian, Otoe Indian, and chief of the Ponca by Karl Bodmer, c. 1840-1843
Total population
4655 enrolled
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Nebraska,  Oklahoma)
English, Chiwere
Native American Church, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Ioway, Missouria, Omaha, and other Siouan peoples

The Otoe (Chiwere: Jiwére)[1] 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ioway-Otoe-Missouria Language Project - Kansas Historical Society". www.kshs.org. Retrieved 2018-10-10.

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