Descendant of Omaha Indian chief straddles two Omahas

- 2/5/2018

He’s about as Omaha as an Omahan can be. It’s in his blood.

Rudi Mitchell, the great-great-great-great-grandson of Chief Big Elk, firmly straddles the two disparate Omahas — the prosperous city where he lives and the impoverished Omaha reservation of his birth.

He remains attached to his city and devoted to his tribe.

Dr. Rudi Mitchell, VFW Post 1581 member