Since beginning our casino over 20 years ago (the first casino within Nebraska), Ohiya Casino & Resort continues to be the ideal entertainment destination for excitement seekers in northeast Nebraska, southwest Minnesota, southeast South Dakota, northwest Iowa and across the upper Midwest. Located just a few minutes east of Niobrara, NE, Ohiya Casino & Resort fulfills every entertainment and relaxation need with the hottest casino filled with the most modern machines, highest payouts, and bingo; several dining options offering a delicious variety of menu items and full buffet; soothing hotel rooms, and the best in events and entertainment….every day!
Known as the "frontier guardians of the Sioux Nation," the Santee Sioux Nation ranges from Minnesota to the northern Rocky Mountains in Montana and south through the northwestern part of Nebraska. The Santee division of the Sioux Nation was called the Dakota and consisted of four bands. In the English language, Dakota translates to mean "allies" or "friends." The Santee Sioux Nation is comprised primarily of descendants of Mdewakantonwan, a member of the Isanti division of the Great Sioux Nation. Today the Santee Sioux Reservation is located in northeast Nebraska along the Missouri River. Bordered on the north by the Lewis and Clark Lake, their nation encompasses an area approximately 17 miles long and 13 miles wide. In spite of severe punishment from the U.S. Government and removal of their traditional homelands in 1862, the Santee Sioux Tribe continues to strive toward self-determination through economic development and education.