Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Early Nebraska to Statehood
Speaker: Sara Brandes Crook
Nebraska’s Winding Road to Statehood: In the Footsteps of a Female Settler
Barbara Kagi Mayhew Bradway, a female settler, recounts the issues of Nebraska’s territorial days. In a first-person portrayal, Sara Brandes Crook recounts Bradway’s impressions as an early permanent white settler. She also explores the Underground Railroad. Bradway was the older sister of John Kagi, who was a close confidant to John Brown.