Come see Chief Standing Bear


Chief Standing Bear Statue will be on display at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center (228 N 21st St, Lincoln, NE 68503), public viewing hours 1pm- 4pm. You can meet Sculptor Ben Victor, while he works on this work of art. For groups larger than 10 or visits outside… [ Read More ]

Visiting the Chief Standing Bear Trail


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 ]

Cyclist Following Poncas’ Route to Oklahoma


Ponca Tribe steps in to help complete missing trail link NEAR MILFORD — David Fikar hasn’t had to face the tornadoes and flooded rivers and creeks the Poncas faced on their forced march south to Indian Territory in Oklahoma in 1877. But the Lincoln man has faced a… [ Read More ]

Showing of Standing Bear’s Footsteps At John G. Neihardt State Historic Site


Standing Bear’s Footsteps The January “Sunday Afternoon at the Museum” program at the John G. Neihardt State Historic Site features a screening of Standing Bear’s Footsteps, a historical documentary that traces Chief Standing Bear’s journey from his Nebraska homeland to the malaria-infested plains of Indian Territory in present-day… [ Read More ]