Shon-ga-ska (White Horse) was the son of a French-American fur trader
and the daughter of Big Elk, principal chief of the Omaha tribe on the upper Missouri River.
Having served as interpreter and signatory to a treaty that represented
a 4,000,000 acre cessation of land by the tribe,
he is remembered for both the tribal struggle to assimilate to an ever-encroaching white culture,
and the story of many biracial children: seeking acceptance on either side of their lineage.
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