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The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Danella Marlene Hall 2016 Otoe-Missouria Tribal Princess


DANELLA MARLENE HALLDanella Marlene Hall is the daughter of Kathleen Honahni and Blain Hall.  She is the granddaughter of Della C. Warrior and Dr. Daniel Honahni as well as Maria Hall and the late Ted Hall.  She is the great-granddaughter of Katie Carson Roberts, Beulah DeRoin, and Caroline DeRoin KnifeChief.  Danella is the great-great granddaughter of George and Della Carson and Jim and “Lina” DeRoin as well as Lizzie Dailey Harper.  Danella was given her Indian name which belonged to her great-great grandmother Lizzie Dailey Harper; Mah Ha Ne Yeme which translates as “Standing on Earth”. Danella is a member of the Bear Clan. She is the big sister to Maria, Terrence, Sonya, Kaydi and Kaden.


Danella is currently a Junior at the University of Denver where she is working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Gender and Woman’s studies and Wellness.  Danella is a class of 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar and commended for her strong leadership, community service and academic achievements and recognized as a Leader for America’s Future.  The prestigious Gates Scholarship provides full college tuition through her Doctoral level of Education.  She was also one of five recipients nationally to receive the Breakthrough Davis Scholarship Award.


Although Danella has resided in Santa Fe, with her mother Kathleen Honahni for the past several years, she has spent her summer years in Red Rock, Oklahoma with her father Blain and the Hall-Zotigh family.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her late grandfather Ted Hall whom she was very close too and adored dearly.  While in Red Rock, Danella enjoys attending Otoe Baptist Church.  She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her dad.


Danella, her parents and her entire family are extremely honored that the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Encampment Committee has chosen her to represent the Otoe-Missouria Tribe as the 2016 Otoe-Missouria Tribal Princess.  It is an honor and blessing to us all.


“I would like to thank the committee for this opportunity to represent the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and will do my best to represent the Tribe in an honorable way while serving in this capacity.  I am humbled by this prestigious title and very appreciative.  May you all enjoy your weekend at our 2016 Otoe Tribal Encampment.”


Danella Marlene Hall

Mah Ha Na Yeme

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