Standing Bear trial re-enactment commemorates Nebraska's Native American past

The re-enactment of the United States ex rel. Standing Bear v. Crook trial, which originally took place in Omaha, concluded that Native Americans were persons. It was part of a sesquicentennial event called “NE 150: Diverse Origins,” sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs at the Capitol on Saturday.


Hundreds of scouts from across Nebraska came to the Capitol for the event.