An initiative by the Nebraska 150 Celebration to provide a copy of “Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca” by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve for every fifth grader in the state. The book will be accompanied by a specially developed curriculum for teachers.


Nebraska’s Educational Service Units (ESUs) have graciously agreed to assist with distribution of the books to public and private schools throughout that state. The materials will be delivered to ESUs statewide in July 2017. Additional information will be provided to educators about how to retrieve their books from their local ESU in the coming months.