The Elk Horn River runs alongside the town of Beemer and provides a scenic backdrop to the Indian Trails Golf Course. In the northeast corner of the county in Bancroft is the historic study of John G. Neihardt, noted poet and author of Black Elk Speaks located on the grounds of the State Historical Society's Neihardt Center. History buffs will find interesting artifacts and information at the Cuming County Historical Museum Complex in West Point, and at the Wisner Heritage Museum in Wisner.
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The Neihardt Center has been constructed for the study and preservation of the works of John G. Neihardt. The memorial room repeats the symbolism of the Hoop of the World and chronicles Neihardt's life, works and the times in which he lived. See the study where Neihardt began his epic poemBancroft, NE Arts
Indian Trails' 18-hole regulation golf course is one of the most beautiful courses in Nebraska. Open to the public with memberships available. Cart Rentals Available.
Open every day, March 1 - October 31, 7:00 AM - Sunset, Monday - Friday
6:30 AM - Sunset, Weekends.
The Sacred Hoop Prayer Garden is a living symbol of the Hoop of the World from the vision of the Oglala Lakota Holy Man Black Elk, found in John G. Neihardt's, Black Elk Speaks. The Prayer Garden was designed by Neihardt. The symbolism is explained on signs along the quiet garden paths.Bancroft, NE Indian Heritage
Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte was born in 1865 to the last recognized chief of the Omaha tribe. Her father, Iron Eyes, encouraged his children to learn the ways of the majority white culture. Upon graduation from the Philadelphia Women's Medical College in 1889Bancroft, NE Indian Heritage
Rootsweb:::::::::::::: Cuming County was formed by a territorial act approved March 16, 1855. Boundaries were redefined February 12, 1857 and again January 10, 1862. The county was named in honor of Thomas B. Cuming, acting governor of Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1855 and and from 1857 to 1858Bancroft, NE Museums