Visiting the Chief Standing Bear Trail

11.29.16

This beautiful new trail began with a journey that started more than 130 years ago, when the Ponca Tribe was forcibly relocated from the confluence of the Niobrara and Missouri rivers to Oklahoma in 1877. The tribe’s relocation became a return when Chief Standing Bear braved the biting… [ Read More ]

Editorial, 5/14: A fitting memorial for Standing Bear

05.21.15

May 13, 2015 11:59 pm  •  BY THE JOURNAL STAR EDITORIAL BOARD Republicans boast that Congress can get things done in Washington now that they have taken control of both the House and the Senate. One way they could make good on the claim is to approve a… [ Read More ]

Fortenberry Legislation to Study Chief Standing Bear Trail Passes House

04.29.15

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed his legislation directing the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail (H.R. 984). Fortenberry spoke before the House of Representatives… [ Read More ]

Fortenberry Reintroduces Standing Bear Legislation

04.08.15

Mar 26, 2015  Press Release Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and cosponsor Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) announced that the Natural Resources Committee approved their legislation directing the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic… [ Read More ]

Text of 2015 Chief Standing Bear Trail Legislation is Now Available

02.27.15

Click on the link below to view Sen. Deb Fischer’s new trail bill language: Standing Bear Trail Language