The Home of Standing Bear


  Very little of the great Missouri River looks as it did when Standing Bear and his Ponca band lived beside it, right there at the confluence of the “the Big Muddy” and the Niobrara. Four huge dams brought discipline to a madcap river far too unruly. But… [ Read More ]

3/4: Standing Bear, Cather would honor state at US Capitol


  As Nebraska marked its 151st birthday earlier this week, the state wrapped up a sesquicentennial celebration that highlighted the history and people within its borders. But the representation of that illustrious history within our nation’s capitol consists of two leading political figures from Nebraska’s early days, in… [ Read More ]