• Cub Creek winds through the woodland at Hometstead National Monument of America.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Video Demonstrations

Farming was a key factor to the success of a homesteader. Click on one of the following demonstrations to watch and learn how homesteaders plowed, planted and harvested the land.

Plowing and Planting
[3 minutes][wmv file]

Corn Harvest
[3 minutes][wmv file]

Grain Harvest
[3 minutes 30 seconds][wmv file]

Did You Know?

Horse team

To "Prove up" a homestead, the owner was required to make improvements including building a home, breaking the soil, and planting a crop for 5 years.