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This Week at MNRR

There's always something happening on the river, but these ranger programs will help bring you even closer to the nature, history, and fun to be found here!

Friday, August 23

Niobrara State Park, RV Campground - 7:00 pm

"Standing Bear vs. the Indian Ring" - This living history reenactment portrays Thomas Henry Tibbles, former abolitionist fighter, preacher, and 1879 editor of the Omaha Herald who helped Chief Standing Bear and the Ponca Tribe bring suit against the United States government. This presentation is the type of speech Tibbles may have made on speaking tours of the Eastern states from1879 to 1883 to raise awareness of what he perceived as a conspiracy against American Indians.

Saturday, Aug 24

Ponca State Park, Ponce, Nebraska - 8:00 am to 5:00pm

Lewis & Clark Heritage Day - Travel with the Corps of Discovery through multiple presentations, exhibits, and reenactments by the National Park Service, Nebraska State Parks, and others.

Sunday, Aug 25

Lewis & Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm,Ranger's Choice program; let the ranger surprise you with a special exhibit or kids' activity.

Coming Next Week

Friday, August 30 3:00 pm

Lewis & Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam

Standing Bear vs. The Indian Ring

This living history reenactment portrays Thomas Henry Tibbles, former abolitionist fighter, preacher, and 1879 editor of the Omaha Herald who helped Chief Standing Bear and the Ponca Tribe bring suit against the United States government. This presentation is the type of speech Tibbles may have made on speaking tours of the Eastern states from1879 to 1883. He made numerous rounds of the lecture circuit to raise awareness of what he perceived as a conspiracy against American Indians. On some of these tours, he was accompanied by Chief Standing Bear and/or by Suzette "Bright Eyes" Laflesche whom he married in 1882.

Download 2013 Programs and Events Schedule (PDF)

Did You Know?

Missouri River Delta at Lewis & Clark Lake

Before the 1950s, the Missouri River carried an average of roughly 140 million tons of sediment per year past Yankton. After closure of the dams in the 1960s, an average of roughly 4 million tons per year moved past the same location.