Semi-Centennial History of Nebraska, 1904
Origin of History.--The Cemetery of the Past.--The Carboniferous Age, The Oldest Document.--The Cretaceous Period; Fossil Leaves, Oysters and Small Sea Animals.--Record of the Bad Lands, Menagerie of the World-Dead.--Suggestive Inspiration.
Evidences of Ancient Habitations.--Stories of French Trappers.--Discovery of Ancient Flint Mines.--Burial Mounds.--Location of Early Aborigines.--Indian Fire Places.
Three Distinct Indian Peoples--The Pawnee, Location, Advancement, Customs, Wars.--The Otoes.--The Poncas; Romantic Story, Friends of the Whites, Removal to Indian Territory, Pathetic Parting with Old Home, Standng (sic) Bear's Return, Important Suit Securing a Writ of Habeas Corpus, page 22; Citizens of the State.--The Omahas; Long Residence, Traditions, Noted Chiefs, Men and Women of Talent, Number, The Men Voters.--The Nebraska Sioux; Scorned Garden Industry and Permanency, Perpetual Wars, Territory Covered, First Killing of White Men, General Harney's Signal Avenge, p 27; Spectacular Farewell to Nebraska.--The Cheyenne and Arapahoes; Hunting Grounds, Language, Ancestry, Disposition.
First Explorers, Undisputed Record.--Coronado's Expedition.--The Story of Quivira.--Fables of Spanish and French Literature on Nebraska History.--The Period of the Real Explorer.
The Louisiana Purchase.--Lewis and Clark Expedition.--The First Council.--Pike Exploration.--First Permanent Settlement, p 42; Manuel Lisa, Trading Posts Established, The Seat of Western Diplomacy, Introduction of Improved Agriculture.--The Founding of Bellevue.--Ft. Atkinson.--A New Epoch, p 47--First Missions.
Early Possessors.--Purchase by America, Laws and Government.--Commercial Methods and Legislation.--Immigration of Indians to Territory.--Treaties.--George Catlin, Prince Maxmilian and John C. Fremont Expeditions.--A Parting Glance in the Forties.
Note: Title on the page is simply "Organization"
First Step to Organization.--A War Measure.--Earliest Suggestion of the Name Nebraska.--First Bill to Create a Territory.--Cause of Measures Being Oppressed, Sectional Conflict.--Effect of the Slavery Compromise.--Mormon Emigration.--Establishment of Old Fort Kearney.--Second Nebraska Bill Introduced, p 63--A New Phase, The Railroad Question, Further Complications.--Fierce Debate in Congress Over Nebraska Territory.--The Organization Defeated.--Third Nebraska Bill, p 69, New Provisions, and Motive Behind Them, --The Nebraska-Kansas Substitute, The Contest and Passage in the Senate.--Passage in the House of Representatives.--The Rights of the Indians, p 75--The Attitude of Southern Statesmen.--Nebraska a Territory.--Effect in the North; Influence on Slavery Extension, Migration Westward, The Commercial Trend.
Beginning of Territorial Life.--A Score of Pressing Public Questions.--Location of Townsites.--Rivals for the New Nebraska Capitol.--Territorial Census.--First Session of Nebraska Legislature.--The Agitation for a Pacific Railroad.--Leading Features in First Legislation.--Claim Club Law.--Sioux Raid.--The "Catfish War.", p 80--Early Nebraska Revenue Systems.--Wild Cat State Banks.--The Census of 1856.--More Nebraska Wild Cats.--Flush Times.--Nebraska's First Real Estate "Boom."-The Panic of 1857.--Bottom Falls Out of the Market for Town Lots.--The Wild Cats' Den.--Hard Times.--The Legislature Passes Bill Moving the Capitol up Salt Creek.--Governor Izard Vetoes It.--Another Legislature.--More Capital Revenue Bills.--Free-for-All Legislation Knock Down.--The Florence "Rebellion."--Arrival of Governor Richardson.--Death of Secretary Cuming, p 85--J. Sterling Morton Becomes Secretary of State.--First Organization of Political Parties in Nebraska.--The Black Republicans.--Prohibition Repealed.--First Homestead Exemption Law.--Nebraska Warrants Selling for Thirty Cents on the Dollar.--The South Platte "Secession" Movement.--Convention Asks to Unite with Kansas.--First Contest between Republicans and Democrats.--The Pawnee War of 1859, p 90--The United States Census of 1860.--The Morton-Daily Campaign for Congress.--Governor Black Vetoes Bill Abolishing Slavery in Nebraska,--National Republican Administration.--Nebraska's Part in the Civil War, p 93--The Sioux.--Cheyenne War on the Frontier.--The First Homestead 1863.--The Union Pacific Railroad.
Earliest Statehood Movement.--Defeated by the People, 1860.--The Campaign of 1866. -The Election Dinner in Rock Bluffs Precinct.--Andrew Johnson's Veto.--The Negro Question Again. Final Triumph of Statehood.
Early Statehood Days.--The First Capital and Town Lot Sales.--The Union Pacific and Burlington Railroads.--The Tide of Immigration.--Impeachment of Governor Butler.--Defeat of New Constitution, 1871, p 108.--Early School Plans.--The Salt Works.--The Grasshopper Visitation.--The Constitution of 1875.--Early Grange Organization.--Beginnings of Anti-Monopoly.--Fight to Tax Railroad Lands.--Census Figures of 1870 and 1880, p 114.--The Great Migration to the Plains.--Conflict between Homesteaders and Cattlemen.--Extension of Northwestern Railroad.--South Omaha Stock Market.--Nebraska's Second Real Estate "Boom."-Defeat of Prohibition and Woman Suffrage. Growth in Wealth.--Ascendency of Republican Party.--The Drouth Decade, p 118--Depopulation of the Plains.--State Relief. The Farmers Alliance.--A Political Revolution-Lines of Conflict. Legislative Changes. -Changes in Nebraska Public Thought.--The Failure to Regulate Railways.--Industrial Discoveries.--Alfalfa.--Winter Wheat.--Creameries.--Beet Sugar.--Irrigation.--The Last Indian War.--Wounded Knee.--Restoration of the Republican Party.--Present Public Questions.--Conclusion.
Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Omaha.--Institute for the Blind, Nebraska City.--Boys Industrial School, Kearney.--Girls Industrial School, Geneva.--Chronic Insane Asylum, Hastings.--Hospital for the Insane, Lincoln.--Home for the Friendless, Lincoln.--Nebraska Industrial Home, Milford.--State Penitentiary, Lincoln.--State University of Nebraska, Lincoln.--Fisheries, South Bend.--Branch Soldiers and Saliors (sic) Home, Milford.--School of Agriculture, Lincoln.--State Normal School, Peru.--Institution for the Feeble Minded Youth, Beatrice.
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