A podcast about the history of fur trading in Omaha, Nebraska by Adam Fletcher Sasse and Steve Sleeper for NorthOmahaHistory.com
Native Americans are not gone, and neither is their culture. This article is not intended to mythologize, romanticize, or historicize American Indians of any kind in any way. Instead, its a simple summary of what white people have found about the Native Americans who lived in the area we know today as North Omaha.
Almost a thousand years ago early American Indians roamed the thick woodlands the lined the Missouri River bottoms in East Omaha. There were fishing ponds and hideaways, both excellent for keeping the small western villages of the Woodlands culture that dotted the area. On the plateau above the river was a prairie that looked more […]
North Omaha’s history began 50 years before the city was a city. North Omaha’s fur trading roots still affect the community today. Here’s the story…