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Homestead Act

April 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

While many tribes inhabited the immense tract of land called The Great Plains, interacting with their environment, neighboring tribes, and even European explorers and trappers for centuries, two decades prior to the American Civil War and the two decades following the Civil War brought tremendous changes due to increased tensions in the East and legislation enacted in Washington – the Homestead Act of 1862. Nancy Gillis will examine why and how these changes occurred on the Plains for the tribes by looking at changes in foods, clothing, housing, family structure, gender roles, land control, and political relationships.


April 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


South Sioux City Public Library
2121 Dakota Ave
South Sioux City, NE 68776 United States
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