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Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
January 02, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Photo courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical Society - James Robert (Bob) Jacobsen; cowboy, drifter and wild horse hunter.

Long before scholars of the written language began to record the history of the Great Plains there was the oral history of the Native Americans who roamed the region. Pawnee legend tells of a young brave who captured many fine horses in the area now known as the Pumpkin Creek Valley. In similar oral traditions the Min-ne-con-jou Sioux tell of a long ago leader, Lone Horn, who was the first of all the Sioux to bring his band of followers to the Pl...

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