• 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?

Prairie

While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles.