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 ]

Editorial, 7/30: Upon the Standing Bear trail


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


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 ]

Ponca Tribe Restores History With Museum, New Trail


By NATASHA RAUSCH NIOBRARA — The Ponca Tribe is growing and expanding — rapidly and impressively. The tribe, which has its headquarters here, has come a long way since 1964, when it was existence was officially terminated by the federal government, along with 109 other Native American tribes…. [ Read More ]

A Rich History, A Bright Future


By: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer Native Americans are an important part of our state’s rich cultural heritage. For thousands of years, several different tribes – descendants of the Plains Indians—inhabited the land that is now within our state boundaries. One of Nebraska’s most famous Native Americans was Chief… [ Read More ]