Tribal Seal

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

TRIBAL SEAL

The Otoe-Missouria tribal seal features elements that are symbolic of the culture and history of the tribe. The most prominent features are the seven clan animals of the tribe--the bear, buffalo, pigeon, eagle, beaver, elk and owl. In the center is an eagle fan that Otoe-Missouria people use for ceremonies and dances. At the top are two teathers. Other versions of the seal show two husked corn reflecting the importance of corn to the life of the Otoe-Missouria people. However, the tribal council officially adopted the feather topped tribal seal in 2009.