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  • The Sacred Hoop Garden

    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 G...
    The Sacred Hoop Garden

  • Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte

    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 gr...
    Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte

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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

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


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

Bancroft, NE Famous People

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

Bancroft, NE Arts

Rattlesnake Bridge - NHR

In January 1903 the Cuming County Supervisors awarded an annual bridge construction contract to the Standard Bridge Company of Omaha. In 1903 the county undertook an ambitious bridge-building program,

Bancroft, NE National Register

Things to do near Bancroft, NE

Gallery 92 West

"The Gallery" includes two main floor galleries. Exhibits of local, regiona...

Ponca SP Trails

With more than 17 miles of trails, the park provides hikers and bikers with ample opportunities to explore and view the diver...