Portrait, Logan Fontenelle; Oil, William A. McKay, 1916. Hung in Fontenelle Hotel, Omaha


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Portrait, Logan Fontenelle; Oil, William A. McKay, 1916. Hung in Fontenelle Hotel, Omaha
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This painting hung in the Fontenelle Hotel in Omaha. The frame was by T.R. Kimball. 

Fur trader Lucien Fontenelle was among the first settlers of Nebraska. He arrived in 1819, and a decade later owned a share of the trading post at Bellevue. This became his home, where he and Me-um-ba-ne, his Omaha wife, reared five children. He grew corn and raised hogs on a large farm and supplied salt pork to traders going to the Rockies.

Logan Fontenelle, Lucien's oldest son, was born in Bellevue in 1825. He rose to a position of prominence in both Indian and American communities. As a delegate to Washington, D.C., in 1854 he helped negotiate a reservation for the Omaha Tribe. In 1855 he was killed by Sioux Indians.

Fur trader Lucien Fontenelle was among the first settlers of Nebraska. He arrived in 1819, and a decade later owned a share of the trading post at Bellevue. This became his home, where he and Me-um-ba-ne, his Omaha wife, reared five children. He grew corn and raised hogs on a large farm and supplied salt pork to traders going to the Rockies.

Logan Fontenelle, Lucien's oldest son, was born in Bellevue in 1825. He rose to a position of prominence in both Indian and American communities. As a delegate to Washington, D.C., in 1854 he helped negotiate a reservation for the Omaha Tribe. In 1855 he was killed by Sioux Indians. - See more at: http://nebraskahistory.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/8C8DA314-D863-4954-9ADA-312099425173#sthash.XFx4KBK7.dpuf - See more at: http://nebraskahistory.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/8C8DA314-D863-4954-9ADA-312099425173#sthash.XFx4KBK7.dpuf


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