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Bancroft, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Bancroft Nebraska


April

10 John G. Neihardt Spring Conference - Last Saturday - A scholarly examination of the subjects and themes of Neihardt.

August

18 Annual Neihardt Day - First Sunday - Celebration of the life and work of Nebraska's Poet Laureate and the history of the Great Plains. Outdoor entertainment, art exhibits, music and more. Noon-4pm.

Address: Neihardt State Historic Site, 306 W. Elm St. , Bancroft, Nebraska
Ph: 402-648-3388 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: neihardt@gpcom.net
Web: www.neihardt.com
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Neihardt Center

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 poem

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John G. Neihardt - Poet Laureate - 1881-1973

Author, lecturer, and award-winning poet, John Gneisenau Neihardt, arrived in Nebraska in 1892 at the age of eleven. Settling in Bancroft from 1900 to 1920

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The Sacred Hoop Garden

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

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 1889

Bancroft, NE Indian Heritage

Bancroft Notables

-- Joseph "Iron Eye" LaFlesche, last chief of the Omahas. One of his daughters, Susan LaFlesche Picotte, was the first woman doctor in the area.

-- Susette "Bright Eyes" LaFlesche (another daughter)

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