THE HOMESTEAD ACT AND THE PLAINS TRIBES presented by Nancy Gillis

Opening the Great Plains to settlement had far-reaching impacts on the Native tribes, both positive and negative.  This program utilizes historical photographs and other materials to explore the changes in political and economic structures, gender roles, spiritual ways, and other cultural components, over the two decades prior to and the two decades following the American Civil War, particularly from pivotal pieces of legislation in 1862 – the Homestead Act, Transcontinental Railroad Act, and the Morrill Land Grant Act.

Schedules

  • Occurred Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Venue

Blair Public Library and Technology Center

2233 Civic Drive
Blair, NE 68008

Contact

Christine Solomon

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