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Nebraska is located in the American Midwest, bordering South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, across the Missouri River; southern Kansas; Colorado to the southwest and Wyoming to the west. The state consists of 93 counties divided into two territorial areas: Eastern Nebraska and Western Nebraska.
Nebraska’s history is marked by numerous migrations and Native American tribes. Sioux, Quaapo, Arapaho, Assiniboine, and Arikara historians occupied the state at some point.
In 1803, when Lewis and Clark began exploring Nebraska to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, they discovered territory occupied by the Omaha, Oto, and Missouri tribes. By 1800, Native American migration to Nebraska came to a halt due to flooding in the region of white settlers. The first European to explore the region was Pedro Vial in 1796, and prior to 1854, treaties with local tribes permitted the settlement of northern Nebraska. Also in 1854, Nebraska Territory was created after Congress separated the land from the Iowa and Missouri territories.
The Homestead Act, passed by President Lincoln, allowed European settlers to reclaim their land in Nebraska at virtually no cost, greatly increasing Nebraska’s population. Within a generation, immigrants made up nearly half of the state’s population.
Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867. In the 1920s and 1930s, several major land booms created towns in western Nebraska that still exist today. Nebraska’s history is also marked by its pivotal role in the westward expansion of the United States.
Nebraska is the central point for riders to leave the trail to pick up fresh horses or take an airboat ride east of the Missouri River. Nebraska borders South Dakota; Iowa; Missouri; Kansas; Colorado and Wyoming. The state has 93 counties with several townships, extinct counties, and census tracts, and seven Indian reservations with limited sovereignty within the state’s borders.