A native of Lincoln, NE has taken it upon himself to follow in the footsteps of the Ponca tribe’s 1877 forced march from Nebraska to Oklahoma. David Fikar said Wednesday that, while his trip has been hard, it hasn’t been nearly as hard as the tribulations the Ponca people must have faced as stated in the Sioux City Journal. Fikar has stated that he is trying to stay as true to the trail as possible. He began the trip on September 7th, and except for a weeklong break he has been biking south ever since. He is planning to make it to Beatrice, NE before taking the winter off and resuming the trip in the spring. The route runs from Niobrara, NE to Ponca City, Oklahoma. Fikar’s undertaking is 460 miles long.