Native American history

Real Nebraska Stories: From Our Special Correspondent - 'The Greatest Gathering of Indians Ever Assembled'

Now that all of our book titles are available at Amazon Prime, we’re highlighting a book a day to let you know about all the great Real Nebraska Stories that we offer. Buy your copies here

"From Our Special Correspondent": Dispatches from the 1875 Black Hills Council at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska

Native American Heritage Month: Artifacts from NSHS Archeology

November is Native American Heritage Month. To celebrate, we will highlight Native American artifacts in our collections every Wednesday during the month of November. (Wild Weather Wednesday will be on hiatus.) Today we are focusing on artifacts from our archeological collections. The ones we have chosen to highlight here are just a handful of the collections that include information about the past and present influences of Native Americans in Nebraska. Hunter-Gatherers

Flashback Friday: “Uncle Sam’s Sharpshooters”: Military Marksmanship at Fort Omaha and Bellevue, 1882-1894

In this 1888 image of the Bellevue rifle range, the men are firing from prone or sitting positions. The targets appear in the distance, with the enlisted men's camp visible at right. The black powder cartridges used in the army's Springfield rifles and carbines produced clouds of white smoke. The view is to the north/northwest.


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