Commemorating the Trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear

Apr 25, 2014

On Friday, May 9th, the Douglas County Historical Society will mark the 135th anniversary of the trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear with a series of activities.

General Crook House

Cindy Hadsell, President of the Board of Directors for the Douglas County Historical Society, says the event includes a reception, Native American dance, and music. 

The celebration continues with a staged reading of Mary Kathryn Nagle’s latest play, which is focused on General George Crook himself. 

"We believe as a historical society that it is our mission to preserve and protect the history of our community and so we present this reading to the community as a gift because we know people are so interested in the history of their community because it binds us to the past and helps us go forward to the future in so many ways.”

Hadsell says the event begins at 5:30 and will wind down around 8:30 with a talk back panel discussion.