More than three centuries of Nebraska history during the Plains Indian Wars will be the subject of a presentation by Jeff Barnes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 27 at the Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft.

Free entry. Masks are mandatory.

“Contact and Conflict: The Monumental Story of Nebraska and the Indian Wars” by historian Jeff Barnes, is a chronological account of Native American and European/American encounters in Nebraska, from peace to war, as commemorated in monuments and historical markers. These places of interaction include explorations, trading posts and missions, military forts and battles, and include contemporary recognition of significant individuals during conflict.

The presentation is in conjunction with Barnes’ latest book, “Cut in Stone, Cast in Bronze: Nebraska’s Historical Markers and Monuments.”

A fifth-generation Nebraska and former journalist and editor, Barnes writes and lives in Omaha. He is a former trustee of the Nebraska State Historical Society, former chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and former marketing director of the Durham Museum.

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