Nebraska


General History of the Western Indian Tribes 1851-1870 – Indian Wars

At the Sand Creek Massacre

Up to 1851, the immense uninhabited plains east of the Rocky Mountains were admitted to be Indian Territory, and numerous tribes roamed from Texas and Mexico to the Northern boundary of the United States. Then came the discovery of gold in California, drawing a tide of emigration across this wide reservation, and it became necessary,



History of Arapaho and Cheyenne Treaties

Land Cession 426-2

These treaties were instrumental in establishing and defining the relationship between the United States and the Arapaho and Cheyenne Confederation. They also impacted the history of the tribe after it signed the initial treaty of 1825. Each succeeding treaty will show the historian a shrinking land mass controlled by the Arapaho and Cheyenne. Includes land cession maps detailing the land ceded by the Arapaho and Cheyenne.



Nebraska Maps of Indian Land Cessions

Nebraska Land Cessions

The maps below are from the 18th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. They provide a vivid depiction of the cessation of land made by the Native Americans over time in the state of Nebraska.



1910 Nebraska Census Map

1910 Nebraska Census Map

1910 Nebraska Census Map



Nebraska Genealogy at Ancestry

Ancestry is the largest provider of genealogy data online. The billions of records they provide have advanced genealogy online beyond imagination just a decade ago. The following is but a small sample of what they provide for Nebraska genealogy at Ancestry. While some of these databases are free, many require a subscription. You can try



Condition of the Nebraska Indians in 1890

The Flandreau Sioux (Santee), who are Indians taxed, are not on a reservation, but are attached to the Santee agency for the purpose of government aid only. They own their lands and are citizens, voting in South Dakota. During 1889 rations were issued to them for 6 months because of failure of crops. The civilized



Montana, Nebraska and Nevada Indians Wounded in Action

Elwood Harden, Winnebago

The following Indians Wounded in Action, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Montana Max Small, Cheyenne Edward Sam Bixby, Cheyenne Dale Spang, Cheyenne Jasper Tallwhiteman, Cheyenne Ben Bearchum, Cheyenne Robert Bigback, Cheyenne Russell Fisher, Cheyenne



Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska and Nevada Indian Honored War Dead

Louis C. Charlo, Flathead

The following Honored War Dead, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Mississippi Bob Allen, Choctaw, Solomons Gibson T. McMillan, Choctaw, Luzon Emmett Jackson, Choctaw, Germany Able Sam, Choctaw, Germany John Day Isaac, Choctaw, U.S.A. Raymond



Biography of Frank T. Vaughan

Frank T. Vaughan, one of the younger lawyers of Newport, was born May 4, 1864, in Woodstock, Vt., son of Edwin and Elizabeth L. (Tenney) Vaughan. The father, who graduated at the Albany Law School, New York, followed the legal profession, and at the time of his death was Judge of Probate. Edwin Vaughan commenced



Treaty of August 6, 1848

Treaty with the Pawnees; articles of agreement and convention made this sixth day of August, A. D. 1848, at Fort Childs, near the head of Grand Island, on the south side of the Nebraska or Great Platte River, between Lieutenant-Colonel Ludwell E. Powell, commanding battalion Missouri Mounted Volunteers, en route to Oregon, in behalf of



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