Justice John Wright Presiding over the Reenactment of the Chief Standing Bear Trial


Please click here to be directed to a video of late Justice John Wright presiding over a recreation of the Trial of Standing Bear which took place in the Nebraska Supreme Court on April 8, 2017 as part of a Diverse Origins event for Cub Scouting and the 150th… [ Read More ]

Greathouse and Lightner recognized for decades of dedication to building Nebraska trails


Two life-long visionaries who were instrumental in building some of Nebraska’s most treasured pathways were named Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC’s) 2017 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champions. Many across Nebraska credit Ross Greathouse and Lynn Lightner – who have been friends and fellow trail builders for nearly four decades, and who… [ Read More ]

Nebraska senators will debate plan for Cather, Chief Standing Bear statues in U.S. Capitol


  The merits of Willa Cather and Chief Standing Bear — or, at least, the merits of installing sculptures of the two in the National Statuary Hall — will get the attention of the full Nebraska Legislature. The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday advanced a measure (LB807)… [ Read More ]

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 ]