Ponca Tribe steps in to help complete missing trail link

08.07.15

July 27, 2015 7:00 am  •  By ALGIS LAUKAITIS | LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, which had its land taken away in the late 1800s, is getting a trace back: a 19.5-mile trail segment in Southeast Nebraska. On Sunday, the tribe signed an agreement with… [ Read More ]

Editorial, 7/30: Upon the Standing Bear trail

08.06.15

The transfer of ownership to the Ponca Tribe for a 19.5-mile stretch of the Homestead Trail is the perfect culmination to the long effort to make the trail from Lincoln to the Kansas border a reality. Most importantly, the stretch of trail is believed to be close to… [ Read More ]

Ponca Tribe will soon own piece of land that’s part of ‘Trail of Tears,’ name it after Chief Standing Bear

08.05.15

By Joe Duggan / World-Herald Bureau LINCOLN — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will soon take ownership of a ribbon of land that is tightly braided into the tribe’s ancestral and cultural identity. During a ceremony Sunday at their offices in Lincoln, tribal leaders signed an agreement to… [ Read More ]

World-Herald editorial: A needed tribute to Standing Bear

08.04.15

Two developments are noteworthy in the effort to focus deserved attention on one of the nation’s civil rights heroes. The U.S. House has passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., to study designating a federal historic trail in the footsteps of Chief Standing Bear. Sen. Deb Fischer,… [ Read More ]

Press Release: Ponca Tribe Accepts Ownership of Homestead Trail Extension

07.27.15

19.5-mile segment will be named Chief Standing Bear Trail The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will become the new owner of the 19.5-mile former railroad right-of-way between Beatrice and the Kansas state line, according to an agreement with the Nebraska Trails Foundation and the Homestead Conservation and Trail Association…. [ Read More ]