Ponca Smoke Signals, a purveyor of fine Native American tobacco, is dedicated to providing our customers with friendly, convenient and knowledgeable service.  As part of an unofficial alliance of tribal businesses, Ponca Smoke Signals can boast that all of its tobacco products are manufactured, distributed and sold by Indian Country.  As do its Native business partners, Ponca Smoke Signals plays a vital role in the economic development efforts of its owner, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.


Ponca Smoke Signals provides prides itself on providing customers with quick and pleasant retail experience.  Our convenient drive-thru stores are staffed with individuals dedicated to providing you with friendly and knowledgeable service.  If you are new to Native tobacco, our trained staff can help you find a Native product which corresponds most to your taste in the national brands.


While maintaining high quality standards, the tobacco products produced and sold by Indian Country are far less expensive than their national brand counterparts.  Furthermore, Native American brands are known for their all-natural tobacco and cotton filters – this sets our products apart from the typical national brands, which can contain dozens of chemical additives.


Established in 2009, Ponca Smoke Signals was the Ponca Tribe’s initial foray into retail business.  Since that time, the store has established additional locations and has allowed parent company, Osni Ponca LLC, to advance tribal economic development even further.  To date, Smoke Signals has shared over $1 million in profit with the Ponca Tribe for support of the Tribe’s programs and services.  Since its inception, Smoke Signals has been crucial to the advancement of tribal development through the generation of significant revenues and employment opportunities.


Ponca Smoke Signals offers the following high quality Native American tobacco brands:

  • Seneca  (by Seneca Nation of New York)
  • Skydancer  (by Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma)
  • Smokin’ Joes  (Native American owned at Tuscarora Indian Nation)
  • Silver Cloud  (by Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska)

Ponca Smoke Signals also provides a selection of convenience items such as bottled drinks, chips, and candy.  Our Crofton, NE location also has a selection of Native American gift items.


Crofton, NE

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday                                  8 AM – 6 PM
Sunday                                                        11 AM – 4 PM

210 W. Harold Street (Hwy 12)
Crofton, NE  68730
For Prices Call: 402-388-4816

Carter Lake, IA

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday, Saturday                 7.30 AM – 8 PM
Friday                                                            7.30 AM – 9 PM
Sunday                                                          9 AM – 6 PM

1001 Avenue H
Carter Lake, IA  51510
For Prices Call: 712-847-0437


Ponca Smoke Signals is always looking for friendly, service-driven individuals to assist us in our mission to bolster economic development in Indian Country.  Let us know if you are interested in becoming one of our store associates.
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