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Nebraska Virtual Capitol Tour: Chief Standing Bear

This mural celebrates “The Ideal of Freedom” with a scene from the 1879 trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Even though he didn’t speak English, Standing Bear was willing to stand up and speak out for his rights. You see him here with writer Susette LaFlesche Tibbles, who interpreted for him, and with General Crook, who helped get him a trial and legal representation. Until Standing Bear’s trial, Native Americans had not been recognized as persons under United States law. Standing Bear worked within the system and bought about real change. He established the humanity of his people under...

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Genoa Indian School Scholarship

The Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship.  We are pleased to provide a scholarship to a descendant of a Genoa U.S. Indian School student. Since the focus of the Genoa School was to provide an education for Native Americans, we feel a duty to try and help descendants of former students by offering a scholarship to a descendant so they might further their education. The cover letter and application may be obtained by e-mailing the following address or by writing to the Genoa Indian School Foundation. Box 382, Genoa NE 68640. Included in this mailing is a copy of the scholarship application.  Please share this with any descendant that you feel would benefit from this scholarship. The Deadline for application is June 15th, 2017. For more information, please e-mail at (please note scholarship on e-mail subject line) or call 402-993-6055. Encourage the students to write several pages on the application.   For more information on the Genoa Indian School go to  or Facebook   Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation                                       Wolfe Family Scholarship              For Native American direct descendents               of  Genoa U.S. Indian School Students     The Native American students who attended the Genoa U.S. Indian School contributed to the history of Genoa, of Nebraska and the United States through their presence, language and culture. In recognition of the contributions of these...

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Story of Chief Standing Bear included Nebraska’s 150 Celebration

Pictured above is Taylor Keen as Chief Standing Bear, NCIA Executive Director Judi gaiashkibos and State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks TAYLOR R. M. KEEN AS CHIEF STANDING BEAR Taylor Keen is a full time instructor in the Heider College of Business Administration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Creighton University and also a faculty member of Creighton Native American Studies program. Keen is also President of Living Red, LLC, an entity whose mission is to propagate tribal seed sovereignty, battle for tribal sacred geography and the seek cultural revitalization among tribal...

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Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata

The Lied Center’s Carson Theater set the stage for the exciting world premiere of Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata. The performance featured the exquisite talent of the Rangbrook Ensemble, a professional string sextet, Native American operatic baritone soloist, Grant Youngblood, and critically acclaimed pianist Dr. Ken...

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