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The Pawnee at Fort Kearny – Share the History, Share the Harvest

October 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

A history-making return of the Pawnee to Fort Kearny will be celebrated at a “Share the History, Share the Harvest” event at Fort Kearny State Historical Park and the nearby State Recreation Area. The focus will be a long-overdue recognition of the Pawnee Scouts’ U.S. military service at Fort Kearny from 1864-1871. Overall, an estimated 1,000 Pawnees served as military allies from 1864-1877.

There also will be a celebration of the 2023 harvest of Pawnee crops and of the 20th anniversary of the Pawnee Seed Preservation Society, a partnership between Nebraska growers and the Pawnee in Oklahoma to restore more than 20 Pawnee corn varieties.

There is no admission fee, but a Nebraska State Park entry permit is required at both sites. The historical park and SRA are one mile apart on Highway 50A. For more information, visit the website or call 308-865-5305.

At Fort Kearney Historical Park
9 a.m. to noon

Living history reenactments and demonstrations.

At Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
noon to 1 p.m.

lunch available for purchase

At Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pawnee singers, drummers, and dancers
Pawnee harvest display
Recognition of Pawnee Scouts




Fort Kearny State Historical Park and State Recreation Area
1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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