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“After the Indian Wars”: The Ninth Fort Robinson History Conference, April 25-27, 2013

The biennial Fort Robinson History Conference has explored themes relating to the U.S. Army and the so-called Indian wars of the last half of the nineteenth century since 1995. Fort Robinson’s establishment and much of its history stemmed from the … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know What We’d Have Done Without the Indians”

  A labor shortage during World War I left western Nebraska potato farmers facing the loss of their crop. They brought in Lakota (Sioux) Indians as harvesters, beginning a tradition that lasted from 1917 through the 1950s. The story is … Continue reading

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Back in Print – “Eyewitness at Wounded Knee”

Never before has the story of the Wounded Knee Massacre been so clearly and movingly presented. Three Nebraska State Historical Society staff members (Richard Jensen, Eli Paul, and John Carter) collect the facts and present them honestly. Searching through hundreds … 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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Pawnee Suffer in a Blizzard

Reports of the suffering of white settlers in winter snowstorms abound in the columns of early Nebraska newspapers. Less common are accounts of the experiences of Native Americans, who endured the same blizzards with fewer resources. One such account was … Continue reading

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Winter Games

Although many of us may groan at the sight of winter’s first snowfall, when you’re a kid, it’s a whole different ballgame.  When those first flakes begin to fall, you hope for a snow day and begin to dream of … Continue reading

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Native American Collection Available Online

With funding from a Save America’s Treasures grant, a private donor, and the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, the museum collections department and conservation division of the Society recently completed a two-year project to improve the documentation and storage conditions of … Continue reading

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Dr. Picotte’s House

The NSHS is pleased to announce that the Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte House, 100 Taft Street in Walthill, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This two-story home was built by Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte … Continue reading

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Omaha Charley’s Native American Artifacts

It’s no surprise that we have a lot of interesting items in our collections. But sometimes the story of how an artifact came to us is as good as the item itself. Consider the Bristol Collection of Native American Artifacts. … Continue reading

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