"I Am a Man"
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Lincoln, Nebraska, from May 3-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
Joe Starita talked about his book, "I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice, about Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear, who took on the federal government in the Supreme Court case Standing Bear v. Crook for the right to bury his son. In 1878, the chief and his tribe began the march from the traditional homelands in the Niobrara river valley to the Indian Territory in Oklahoma. As they made the journey, one third of the tribe died, including Chief Standing Bear’s only son, who asked his father to bury him in the sacred ground of their people.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Lincoln, Nebraska, from May 3-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
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