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Group pays tribute to Sioux City history

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Two people who played a major role in Sioux City back in the 1800's were honored Saturday morning.

The Girls of '68 held a ceremony to recognize the legacy of Theophile Bruguier and War Eagle.

Bruguier was Sioux City's first white settler and War Eagle was a Native American leader.

Historians said their friendship and personal connection ensured peace between the two groups.

"The fact that Bruguier was married to two of War Eagles daughters ensured a very peaceful settlement and we hope to maintain it," Jackie Warnstadt, with the Girls of ' 68, said.

The Sioux City Public Museum shared history about each of the men and wreaths were placed at their grave sites.

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