Who lived in Nebraska from 10,000 B.C. to the 1800s?

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: October 14, 2014

Who lived in Nebraska from 10,000 B.C. to 1800s? 

Who are the people who lived in Nebraska from 10,000 B.C. to the 1800s? Nolan Johnson, Nebraska State Historical SocietyArcheologist will speak at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at2:00 p.m. He will answer that question. 

Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota and a Master's of Professional Archaeology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He works at the Nebraska State Historical Society doing archeological surveying, report writing, mapping and cataloging.

The program discusses the lengthy human occupation prior to the arrival of Euro-Americans in Nebraska. The human timeline is divided into Paleo-Indian hunters, Archaic hunter-gatherers, Woodland horticulturalists, Plains Villagers, Horse Nomads, Coalescent, and post contact. Archeological evidence including stone and bone tools, architecture, floral and faunal remains, and settlement patterns are used to illustrate prehistoric lifestyles.

Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has many exciting events planned. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaythroughFridayand9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SaturdayandSunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visithttps://www.nps.gov/home/.


The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


(402) 223-3514

Contact Us