Fort Robinson

A late-1800s photograph provides insight about the perceptions of race at that time. 

This headstone once bore a child’s name, but it has been chiseled off. All other markers in the cemetery are likewise erased. Where is it?

Photo of Bullet in Case with White Lead Corrosion Product Residue

This is a carbine bullet that killed Corporal Henry P. Orr at Fort Robinson on January 11, 1879.

Bugle Fort Robinson

Why the fort would need to have so many at any given time remains a mystery.

Depositional Layers

The Nebraska State Archeology Office preserves, explores, and interprets Nebraska's archeological sites and other historic resources for the benefit of the public and the advancement of Archeological understanding. It acts as the clearinghouse for all archeological activity within Nebraska.

flight of cheyenne marker

Just before 10 P.M. on January 9, 1879, the 130 Cheyennes held in the cavalry barracks made their desperate bid for freedom.

illustrated book cover, shows boy kneeling beside dog, Pine Ridge buttes in background

A new children’s book tells the story of a Nebraska-based World War II dog training program. Written by History Nebraska Director/CEO Trevor Jones, the story is told from a dog’s perspective and filled with colorful illustrations based on a real dog and actual places and events.

As historians, the names we give to events are important. They imply interpretation but are also matters of consensus. This is a story of the ongoing debate over the name of a great tragedy at Fort Robinson.

Lithograph of frontier soldier sitting by campfire in snow, with horse nearby

In December 1882, soldier Martin Weber was given a pretty simple task: deliver Christmas packages to Fort Robinson from Fort Sidney. 125 miles over six days. A late shipment and terrible blizzard turned that simple job into a harrowing adventure.

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