Documenting Progress on Chief Standing Bear Trail, Blue Springs Trailhead


Drone technology is being utilized to document and promote the beauty of Chief Standing Bear Trail and the Big Blue River in Blue Springs throughout the seasons. This project is being coordinated by Jan Morris, Rex Adams, Dean Cole and Dr. Ron Rice in cooperation with the Homestead… [ 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 ]

Chief Standing Bear Hiker / Biker Trail


Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata


The Lied Center’s Carson Theater in Lincoln, NE will set the stage for the exciting World Premiere of “Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata,” by Emmy Award-winning Chickasaw classical composer, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate. Commissioned by Hildegard Center for the Arts, the performance will feature Native American operatic baritone… [ Read More ]

Dirt added to Standing Bear Trail entrance


The entrance to Chief Standing Bear Trail off of Sixth Street is starting to take shape as R.L Tiemann Construction workers can be seen putting down dirt that will eventually be used to plant grass, trees and shrubbery. “They’ve started doing some dirt work there and hopefully we… [ Read More ]

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