Segment from Episode 2 Since this country's earliest days, immigrants have come to America in search of a new and better life. Through the Homestead Act of 1862, immigrants came from across the world to live the American dream of owning their own land. And so it seems fitting that the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska would host a citizenship ceremony for immigrants who now call Nebraska home. We take a look at what it means to become an American today.
Nebraska Stories tells compelling personal stories of Nebraskans around the state, the life stories of Nebraska artists, and historical and contemporary stories. This half-hour 'magazine-style' series presents new, short-form video segments, highlighting people, ideas and events that inform Nebraskans' sense of place and their unique perspective on American life as it is lived on the Great Plains.