WCHAT: The Plains Tribes and the Homestead Act

by Nancy Gillis Sponsored by Humanities Nebraska

Tuesday, Aug. 4 @ 6:30 pm Location: Cherry Hill Church (across from the museum, next to the Longhorn)

Native American tribes have always inhabited the immense tract of land called the Great Plains. They interacted with their environment, neighboring tribes, and European trappers and explorers for centuries. The mid-1800’s brought tremendous changes – primarily the Homestead Act of 1862. Nancy Gillis will examine why and how these changes occurred by looking at changes in food, clothing, housing, family structure, gender roles, land control and political relationships.

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