First Peoples of the Plains

Celebrate Native American cultures of the past and present.


The First Peoples of the Great Plains lived upon and moved across the “land beneath the sky.” They transformed the natural products of this diverse region into tools, food, clothing, and shelter. In turn, their solutions to the challenges of life on these vast grasslands became cultural traditions that also shaped language, marriage, artistic expression, and religion. Discover these enduring traditions in this newly renovated exhibit gallery that celebrates Native American cultures of the past and present.

The exhibit and gallery renovation were funded through generous support from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Class of 1987 Fund, Dr. Anne M. Hubbard, and the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation. Photograph by Don Doll, S.J.

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