Tag Archives: Mari Sandoz

Nebraska History: Bringing you fascinating state stories for 95 years!

The first known print reference to what is now known as the Nebraska History magazine appeared in The Dakota County Herald, October 19, 1916: A magazine to be called “Nebraska History and Pioneer Days,” to which thirty Nebraska Pioneers and … Continue reading

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Treasures from Nebraska Museums: The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

Selected items from the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center in Chadron are currently on display at the Nebraska History Museum through July 1, 2013. The Center celebrates the life and literature of Mari Sandoz and the culture of the High Plains … Continue reading

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E. H. Barbour Recalls Mari and “Old Jules” Sandoz

Mari Sandoz (1896-1966), internationally known as a chronicler of the West and as an expert on Native American history, first gained fame as the author of Old Jules (1935), the story of her father and other settlers who came to … Continue reading

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The Crazy Horse Scalp Shirt

Did you know that the Nebraska State Historical Society owns a scalp shirt that belonged to the famous Lakota leader Crazy Horse? Well, we don’t… but for many years we thought we did. History isn’t just about collecting old stories … Continue reading

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