February 1st, 2014 Last Updated on: February 1st, 2014
PhotAn open letter to Peyton Manning from the Omaha Tribe:
January 30, 2014
Let us first congratulate you on a successful season and we wish you the best of luck at the Super Bowl. We wanted to take this time to thank you for your affinity with the word: “Omaha.” Recently, the City of Omaha officials worked all week to capitalize on the publicity generated by your audible call, “Omaha” which has been used numerous times during recent Bronco’s Football Games.
Several City of Omaha businesses have also teamed up to donate monetary contributions for every ”Omaha” call which was made to your PeyBack Foundation for at-risk youth. The Omaha Tribe applauds those businesses and your foundations efforts.
We recently read an article through the Associated Press with the following text: “I've had a lot of people ask me what ‘Omaha’ means,” Manning said. “It’s a run play, but it could be a pass play, or a playaction pass, depending on a couple of things. The wind, which way we’re going, the quarter and the jerseys we’re wearing. It varies from play to play.”
The Omaha Tribe wanted to further provide you with what the true meaning of the word “Omaha” means. Omaha (actually Umo”ho”) translates to “Against the Current.” The City of Omaha is named after the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. We are located along the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska and headquartered in Macy, Nebraska, 80 miles north to the City of Omaha.
We were further pleased to hear the Omaha Zoo Director, Dennis Pate, invited you and your family to the City of Omaha. The Omaha Tribe would like to also extend to you an invitation for you and your family to also visit our Tribal Community on the Omaha Tribal Reservation and to the homeland of the First Peoples of Nebraska where “Omaha” originates.
Once again, congratulations Mr. Manning to you and the Denver Broncos. We send you all our best and look forward to your continued success!
Omaha Tribal Council
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
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