Landmark and Legacy: Nebraska’s Chief Standing Bear Trail

02.24.18

                          Until 2015, Larry Wright Jr. had never walked the abandoned Union Pacific railway that ran alongside the Big Blue River in southeastern Nebraska, a path similar to one his ancestors traveled—against their will and on… [ Read More ]

Niobrara & Chief Standing Bear

02.15.18

WATCH VIDEO HERE   During a recent trip to Niobrara, we learned more about the history of Chief Standing Bear. In the 1800’s, the Ponca tribe was sent to a reservation in Oklahoma. Once there, Chief Standing Bear decided that he wanted to go back to his home… [ Read More ]

Doane Trustees Unveil Standing Bear Sculpture

02.13.18

When Don Campbell and Judi gaiashkibos first met, neither one of them could have imagined how impactful their friendship would become. gaiashkibos was elected to Doane’s Board of Trustees in 2012, which is how she first met Campbell, who has served on Doane’s Board since 2011. gaishkibos is… [ Read More ]

Standing Bear in Lincoln sculpture is instantly iconic

02.09.18

                                      Sculptor Ben Victor set the bar high for himself. He wanted his sculpture of Standing Bear, the Ponca chief whose 1879 trial established that Natives are “persons within the… [ Read More ]

Standing Bear’s Footsteps (PBS Version)

02.02.18

Watch Video SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE

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