Standing Bear Statue Dedication


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Effort Seeks to Replace Nebraska Statues in US Capitol


By CHRIS DUNKER, Lincoln Journal Star LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For more than eight decades, “The Father of Arbor Day” and “The Great Commoner” have stood solid in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, representing Nebraska among some of the nation’s most revered citizens. The castings of J…. [ Read More ]

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 ]

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 ]