Tag Archives: Native Americans

Marker Monday: Oto Indians

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov.     Location 27702 F St, Waterloo, Douglas County, Nebraska … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Robinson

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov.     Location Soldier Creek Rd, Crawford, Dawes County, Nebraska … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Post South Loup Fork – a.k.a “Fort Banishment”

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov. Location: 43847-43917 Nebraska 2, Ravenna, Buffalo County, Nebraska; 41.010822, -98.89572 … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Ponca Trail of Tears – White Buffalo Girl

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov. With Memorial Day approaching, we remember the town of Neligh … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Pawnee

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov. Spring planting is well under way, so it’s fitting we … Continue reading

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Did Nebraska’s James Iler Discover Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)? and Other Tales of Life and Death in Territorial Nebraska

In 1860 James Iler of Otoe County decided to take two wagonloads of goods to Denver. Freighting to the gold mining camps in present Colorado was then a mainstay of Nebraska Territory’s economy. Iler’s wife, Sarah, and his four small … Continue reading

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Pawnees in Sweden – the Long Journey of White Fox

Why would three Pawnee men travel to Sweden in the 1870s? And why, when one of the men died, was his body not returned to his family? In the Summer 2014 issue of Nebraska History, Dan Jibréus of the Karolinska … Continue reading

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The Military Buildup to Wounded Knee

More than five thousand U.S. Army officers and soldiers were mobilized in the weeks leading up to the Wounded Knee Massacre. The troops – sent to subdue “hostile” Indians on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations – totaled nearly a … Continue reading

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Crazy Horse’s Sacred Bundle Buried In Minatare Nebraska

The medicine bundle of Oglala Lakota leader Crazy Horse is six feet deep somewhere in Minatare, Nebraska. A medicine bundle was a package that contained a man’s most sacred things – perhaps special stones, herbs, beads, or hair. The bundles … Continue reading

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“First Scalp for Custer” now back in print

Paul Hedren’s book First Scalp for Custer: The Skirmish at Warbonnet Creek, Nebraska, July 17, 1876 is now back in print through Nebraska State Historical Society Books. The 62-page paperback tells of a skirmish in which William F. “Buffalo Bill” … Continue reading

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