More than five thousand U.S. Army officers and soldiers were mobilized in the weeks leading up to the Wounded Knee Massacre. The troops – sent to subdue “hostile” Indians on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations - totaled nearly a quarter of the U.S. Army’s fighting strength. In the Spring 2014 issue of Nebraska History, historian Jerome Greene explains this drastic escalation of military tension step-by-step.
Cass School students in Omaha plant trees as part of an Arbor Day program in 1901. NSHS RG2991-11-2
Stuck in the mud near Bancroft, Nebraska. NSHS RG3334-1-56