Jeff Barnes will be at the library on November 5th at 2:00 PM to present his program, "Contact and Conflict: The Monumental Story of Nebraska and the Indian Wars".
In this program, Jeff will look at the incredible history of interactions between Native Americans and European Americans in the state. These contacts were through communication and commerce and from peace through war. Throughout Nebraska and just over our borders are the historical monuments and markers that pinpoint these places and events, and Jeff will share these sites, stories, and historical images to illustrate this amazing tale.
Nebraska holds an incredible position in this story and became a land of firsts: the first battle between Indians and Europeans on the Plains, the first U.S. military post on the Great Plains, the first battle of U.S. troops and Plains Indians, and the first battle between the troops and the dominant Lakota culture of the Plains.