Nebraska Historical Marker: Yutan Oto Indian Village

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556 County Road M, Yutan, Saunders County, Nebraska

View this marker's location 41.234067, -96.39914

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Marker Text

Spanish colonial correspondence from 1777 noting the presence of an Oto Indian village on the Platte likely refers to the Yutan site, named after the Chief Iatan. Yutan would have been the first Indian settlement seen by fur trappers and military expeditions traveling up the Platte Valley to the Rocky Mountains. In 1833 the village was the site of a treaty between the Oto, Pawnee, and Delaware, and in 1835 the Oto abandoned the site. Two decades later, the reservation period began for the tribe.

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