Segment from Episode 3 In May of 1877, hundreds of Ponca people - men, women and children - were forced to leave their Nebraska homeland and sent on a nightmare journey into Indian Territory. Four days into the journey a baby girl named White Buffalo Girl died. Joe Starita, author of an acclaimed new book about Standing Bear, takes us to White Buffalo Girl's grave in Neligh - and tells her story.
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.