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The Chrisman sisters, 1886. Lizzie Chrisman filed the first of the sisters' homestead claims in 1887. Lutie Chrisman filed the following year. The other two sisters, Jennie Ruth and Hattie, had to wait until they came of age to file. They both filed in 1892.
A family farm in Custer County, Nebraska. The picture was taken in 1886. The family is the William Moore family
Solomon Butcher captured this family at Grandpa Brumbaugh’s sod house near the Coburgh Post Office in Custer County, Nebraska, in 1889. This odd combination of a frame and sod house was considered a “high-toned” home (note the glass windows).
Amos Harris, known as"Big Amos" is said to have been Nebraska's first negro cowboy. He was reported to weigh between 250 pounds and 300 pounds, and was 6 foot 3 inches tall. He spoke 5 languages and it was reported that he was born south of Galveston, Texas, on the Brazos River, the son of freed slave parents. He was known as "One of God's True Nobelmen". He carried a raw-hide rope which he, himself, had braided. He was considered to be one of the best ropers in the Sandhills.
* Hollow Horn Bear ~Tribe: Brule Dakota Born in Sheridan Country, Nebraska, son of Chief Iron Shell, Hollow Horn Bear earned his early fame as a warrior. He fought with the leading chiefs of the Plains against subjugation until the 1870s; after that, he favored peace with the whites. His likeness appeared on a fourteen-cent stamp as well as on a five-dollar bill ~ Artist by: steeelll *