Spanning from 1803 to 1867, the area that would become Nebraska changed significantly during this time. The territorial era encompasses the slow progression of exploration and settlement that eventually culminated in the granting of statehood in 1867.
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Tour PostscriptRecommended reading for "Path to Statehood" - Nebraska's Territorial era tour.
Buecker, Thomas R. “The Father of Lincoln, Nebraska: The Life and Times of Thomas P. Kennard.” Nebraska History Summer 2014: 78-93.
Jackson, Donald. “Lewis and Clark among the Oto.” Nebraska History. September 1960: 237-248.
Wishart, David J. An Unspeakable Sadness: The Dispossession of the Nebraska Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 1994.