Living History

Telling the story of Capt. Marsh and the bully

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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.

Thomas Tibbles

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.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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