Please select from the category links found below Historical Landmarks, Indigenous Nebraskans, Music, Neighborhoods, North or South Omaha.
This project explores points of Native American and European points of contact in the early 1800s including Fort Atkinson and Cabannes Trading Post. Photo courtesy of Joslyn Art Museum
For more information click here, Early Contact
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska existed for many generations, but in the early 1960s their tribal affiliation was terminated by the government. This is the story of how proud Native Americans fought to regain their status and how one man, Fred LeRoy, led the charge.
For more information click here, Ponca Restoration
Hollis Stabler received numerous awards: four bronze stars, one silver and the purple heart. He also got the Omaha name Na-shin-tia, meaning slow to rise. Hollis fought in Morocco, Tunisia, Silicy and Anzio. This page is dedicated to Native American Veterans like Hollis Stabler.
For more information click here, Military
Arts and Culture
Traditions, arts, and culture play large roles in the daily lives of Native Americans. Despite suffering cultural suppression, pacification, and assimilation, contemporary Native Americans are attempting cultural revitalization. Learn about changes in arts and culture between the past and the present and how traditions are kept alive.
For more information click here, Arts and Culture
Through the years, Native American education has evolved. At present, it takes traditions of the past and intertwines them with hopes for the future. This webpage takes a journey from traditional native teachings, through Indian boarding schools, and into today’s native educational opportunities. Interviews from Mr. Rudi Mitchell and Ms. Tami Maldonado accompany archival photographs and historical research.
For more information click here, Education
In 1898, Omaha hosted the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Within the exposition was the Indian Congress. Here, visitors saw an interpretation of life for Plains Indians.
For more information click here, Indian Congress
Modern Civil Rights
Activism is the actions taken to create social change. We examined the events at specific places and began to understand the importance of location to social justice for Native Americans. The Red Power Movement was about Native Americans civil rights and regaining sovereignty. We focused on three events: Trail of Broken Treaties, the Occupation of Wounded Knee, and the Blackbird Bend Litigation.
For more information click here, Modern Civil Rights
Early Civil Rights
Native Americans had many struggles in their fight for human rights. This site focuses on their early struggle for justice.
For more information click here, Early Civil Rights