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Here You Have My Story: Eyewitness Accounts of the Nineteenth-Century Central Plains
     

Here You Have My Story: Eyewitness Accounts of the Nineteenth-Century Central Plains

by Richard E. Jensen
 

ISBN-10: 0803226608

ISBN-13: 9780803226609

Pub. Date: 02/01/2010

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback


Here You Have My Story vividly describes life on the early Plains in the words of those who came to settle in the rugged region. Originally published by the Nebraska State Historical Society between 1885 and 1919, these stories provide surprisingly accurate recollections of events and life on the Great Plains, with a focus on Nebraska. Many are filled with

Overview


Here You Have My Story vividly describes life on the early Plains in the words of those who came to settle in the rugged region. Originally published by the Nebraska State Historical Society between 1885 and 1919, these stories provide surprisingly accurate recollections of events and life on the Great Plains, with a focus on Nebraska. Many are filled with interactions with Native Americans, from Samuel Allis’s experiences as a missionary to the Pawnees, to Henry Fontenelle’s history of the Omaha Indians, to an account of the Powder River Expedition. Early freighters and cattle drovers share their personal experiences, including the dangers and difficulties of travel, and Nebraska’s state-builders describe the early days of Omaha and the construction of the first state capitol building in Lincoln.
 
Here You Have My Story, edited by Richard E. Jensen, brings to life the struggles and triumphs of early Plains settlement and a time when Nebraska was young.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803226609
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,338,419
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Indian Country

Reminiscences of a Teacher among the Nebraska Indians, 18431885

      Mrs. Elvira Gaston Platt

Forty Years among the Indians and on the Eastern Borders of Nebraska

      Rev. Samuel Allis

History of the Omaha Indians

      Henry Fontenelle

At Bellevue in the Thirties

      Mrs. E. Anderson

2. Military Campaigns and Army Life

My Very First Visit to the Pawnee Village in 1855

      John M. Thayer

The Pawnee War of 1859

      John M. Thayer

The Pawnee Indian War, 1859

      Capt. R. W. Hazen

The Massacre at Oak Grove Ranch

      Capt. Edward B. Murphy

History of the Powder River Indian Expedition of 1865

      H. E. Palmer

3. Overland Freighting on the Plains

Along the Overland Trail in Nebraska in 1852

      Gilbert L. Cole

Freighting on the Plains

      James Green

Overland Freighting from Nebraska City

      Deforest P. Rolfe

Freighting Across the Plains in 1856, a Personal Experience

      Moses H. Sydenham

4. White Settlement

Part of the Making of a Great State

      John A. MacMurphy

Nebraska in the Fifties

      David M. Johnson

Recollections of Omaha, 185561

      C. Irvine

Reminiscences of Early Days in Nebraska

      William W. Cox

Early Days at the Salt Basin

      John S. Gregory

History of the First State Capitol

      Thomas Malloy

Personal Recollections of Early Days in Decatur, Nebraska

      Capt. S. T. Leaming

Early Days on the Little Blue

      J. H. Lemmon

Adventures on the Plains, 186567

      Dennis Farrell

Reminiscences of the Crusade in Nebraska

      Mrs. Harriet W. Leighton

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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