|Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek|
|September 20, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting|
Sharitarish (Wicked Chief) Pawnee, by Charles Bird King 1822
Long before the early trappers, traders and explorers ventured into the Great Plains the Pawnee claimed a territory that included more than half of, what would someday be called, Nebraska. From the fork of the Loup and the North Platte Rivers, west to the confluence of the North and South Platte their hunting grounds covered an expanse of land that stretched from present day Ogallala to Lincoln. Their northern boundaries reached into the Badlands...
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