This has been the homeland of the Ponca Indians since earliest recorded history. In 1866, the Federal government signed the treaty of Fort Laramie, which transferred the land to the Sioux without the permission of the Ponca. Treaties made with the government in 1856Niobrara, NE Historical Markers
Ponca Chief Standing Bear merely wanted to fulfill a promise; instead, he became part of one of the West's most famous trials. The Chief's son, like many of his tribe, had taken ill after being forced onto a reservation in Oklahoma. On his deathbed, the son uttered a final wish:Niobrara, NE Indian Heritage
Built in 1884, this one story church with board and batten siding is the only surviving Episcopal mission in the county. Services are still conducted with a beautifully wood finished interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Priest in Charge - Fr. David HusseyNiobrara, NE Historic Churches
Lakeview Golf Course overlooks beautiful Lewis & Clark Lake at Gavin's Point Dam on the Nebraska side. This course was built in 1987. The fairways are narrow and sloped with trees on either one side or another. The eighth hole is a blind shot and the light system lets you know by a "green"Crofton, NE Golf Courses
Devil's Nest is a designated scenic area noted as a hideout for Jesse James and other famous outlaws. Rumors have it there is still $30,000 in hidden gold buried in the Devils Nest! In your adventure of reaching this point, you will no doubt understand why this was such a good hiding place.Niobrara, NE