Life on the Missouri: Adventure, Excitement, & Romance?
It's 1877, and former steamboat officer John Nelson tells stories of the river, steamboats, and the people he has met in nearly 40 years on the Missouri. Nelson is a fictional character based on actual accounts of riverboat life. Some stories are of actual events; others are fictionalized accounts based on conditions and events of the era.
More Living History
Click here for the story of Chief standing Bear and the Ponca Tribe, and a speech by Indian rights activist Thomas Tibbles.